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  • Summary: Alone in a Paris plagued by deadly race riots, young, beautiful Yasmine is looking for a way out. In her desperation, she turns to her shady ex-boyfriend. Together with his two thug friends, they pull off a bold heist and head for the border. With the police close behind, they hide out in a seemingly peaceful inn. But the mysterious innkeeper is hiding a secret more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine. Trapped in an endless maze of tunnels crawling with hungry subhuman cannibals, they must fight to survive their bloody initiation into the innkeeper's evil family cult. (After Dark Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Although at times Mr. Gens veers dangerously close to the unpardonable, with images that evoke the Holocaust too strongly, Frontier(s) finally works because its shivers are as plausible as they are outrageous.
  2. 63
    Though neither subtle nor particularly original, Gens' spin on the meat-movie classic has both nightmarish energy to spare.
  3. 50
    There's no depth, surprises, or wit to the screenplay, which seems motivated by the sole desire to generate the vilest, most disgusting people and images imaginable.
  4. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    30
    Can a movie be an adrenalin-fueled, blood-gushing thrill ride and still be as boring as dirt? Apparently. The French answer to "Hostel" and "Saw" -- Frontier(s) is a 100-minute hemorrhage that doesn't bring anything to the operating table of torture-porn but more gore, cruelty and misery.
  5. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    10
    As a satire of France's recent turn to the right, Frontier(s) is both hysterical and muddled; as straight-up splatter -- a Grand Guignol concerto of scalding steam, slashed tendons and table saw, with a solo for exploding head -- it's as relentless as it is hateful, hammily directed and derivative of the dreariest slop in contemporary American horror cinema.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. Sep 6, 2010
    6
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  2. May 30, 2013
    6
    Another french slasher! Quite entertaining, bloody and sick but not that shocking and sophisticated!
    1. Martyrs 2. Inside 3. Frontier(s) 4.
    High tension Expand