“Watching The Human Centipede, I was reminded of two key lines of dialogue from Kevin Smith’s Clerks 2, of all things. (Both movies rely on vulgar indulgences, but the reference point is otherwise incidental.) The first, ‘You never go ass to mouth,’ describes the perils of the deranged surgical procedure indicated by the newer movie’s title. The second — ‘I’m disgusted and repulsed and I can’t look away’ — explains its fundamental appeal.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“Suffice to say that, at the screening, the groans and moans emitted by the onscreen characters were almost matched by those of the viewers, including myself — and I’m someone who has happily sat through every Saw and Hostel movie.” – Clark Collis, EW’s Pop Watch
“Yennie and Williams [Note: the two female leads] are probably talented, but they don’t get a chance to show what they can do. I mean, how creative can you be crawling around on all fours, topless no less.” – V.A. Musetto, New York Post
“Six’s final girl never gets to have sex, but in the end, she’s truly fucked.” – Karina Longworth, Village Voice
Bonus link: Vulture made a handy-dandy guide on how to watch the film without puking. Considerate, right?