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  • Summary: While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people. [IFC Midnight] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Apr 17, 2014
    80
    Whatever Proxy lacks in narrative cohesion and psychological realism, it makes up for in its compelling fever-dream quality and its probing questions about the darker side of parenting.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Apr 16, 2014
    80
    Director and co-writer Zack Parker (Scalene) combines a Hitchcockian penchant for disorientation with a Brian De Palma-esque formal bravado, and he’s made the rare film that’s impossible to peg all the way up to its final minutes—a truly unnerving study in multiple pathologies.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Apr 18, 2014
    75
    Parker has made a tough, brutal, and often riveting thriller.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Apr 14, 2014
    60
    Skirting horror and black-comedy terrain without quite surrendering to either, the pic proves rather bracing even if it doesn’t hold up to much plot-logic scrutiny.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Apr 17, 2014
    60
    Employing scaled-down sets and low-budget audacity, Mr. Parker, an intelligent and boundary-testing filmmaker, proves less concerned with logic than with how far he can push his characters.
  6. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Apr 16, 2014
    50
    Though Proxy shows early signs of being worthy of that vaunted company, it's brought down by some truly wooden performances and an inability to turn its interesting spark of an idea into a workable story.
  7. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Apr 13, 2014
    25
    It transforms itself from a meek lo-fi indie stalker thriller in the key of May to a hysterically sexist and homophobic revenge film.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Jul 19, 2014
    2
    although the film was shot on location in indiana, it has the blank feel of taking place in nowheresville. that's the best part. the worst was the prosthetic pregnant belly of the main character. it looked like rubber and was shaped like a rectangle. only one really creepy moment in the whole 2 hrs and that involved the person in the red hoodie flitting in the background. Expand

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