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Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 32 out of 48
  2. Negative: 12 out of 48

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  1. Sep 1, 2010
    Couple decide to have a romantic weekend in an old quarry (Eden Lake) before it gets turned into a modern housing estate.
    The usual ridiculous stupidity that leads to mayhem & grisly demise.
    Highly unoriginal although Jack O'Connell is very good as the leader of the scallywags. However, the very talented Thomas Turgoose is underused.
    In summary, it's sort of a Daily Mail "What kids are
    like today" film. Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2012
    The parents are to blame! That is the message of Eden Lake which tells the story of a London couple who are chased and hunted by a group of teenagers through the woods. Itâ
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    This movie is completely unrealistic and poorly written. The behavior of the kids is believable till the end of the first act where it just escalates to complete ridiculousness. I was glad when it was over cause that's 90 minutes of my life I'll never get back.
  4. Jan 26, 2013
    Highly predictable, not well thought-out and over-the-top violent. Another addition to the ever growing list of torture-porn slasher-flicks that have gone beyond horror and thrills and just skip directly to the blood and innards in the hopes of binding its audience in order to not have to write a script of substance. Judging from the revenue this movie generated, it seems to have succeeded. I am not sure as to why; the idea of a rather naive yuppie couple being terrorised by British hoodlums is an interesting one but the decisions made by the characters are unrealistic and leave gaping plotholes that ooze disbelieve. I sat in frustration throughout the movie not thinking about the inhumanity of the torture but the inhumanity of the choices made by the "good guys". Why on earth would people make the decisions they do? As if though their faith is dictated by a loaded dice that always rolls snake eyes.The entire script feels artificial and on top of that, the movie ends without any closure making the entire movie a 91-odd minute torture scene. If you enjoyed this movie, you might have to ask yourself if perhaps you've not grown a little too accustomed to unjustified violence. Expand

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Eden Lake has the trappings of a low-IQ thriller but it's really a contemptible tract feeding the prejudices of the U.K.'s rightwing tabloids that claim the country is overrun by teenagers wielding knives.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Eden Lake doesn't feel like torture porn so much as a rural-jeopardy thriller in extremis.