Collider | 'The Lure' Review


At its core, the myth of the sirens expresses a fear about female sexuality and that the most beautiful women must also possess the most vicious temperament. Agnieszka Smoczynska’s The Lure begins promisingly enough with approaching siren sisters who take different directions when they try to live among humans, but the movie is so aggressively weird and abrasive that it lacks any emotional heft to the character’s journey, and at times seems to be acting strange for the sake of throwing us off-kilter rather than seducing us further into this bizarre tale. And that’s a shame because somewhere beneath the erratic behavior, musical numbers, and mythology, The Lure has song worth hearing.

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