Shock to the System


Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    A sly, refreshingly grown-up gay entertainment, though rather less satisfying as a thriller.
  2. Reviewed by: Jim Ridley
    Director Ron Oliver applies a thin veneer of straight-to-cable pseudo-gloss without finding a workable tone, and the cast lacks the charisma and chemistry to make the genre and gender-bending register as more than novelty.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael OrdoƱa
    So grimly determined to be even-handed that it never generates tension.
  4. Shock to the System demonstrates that merely subverting genre conventions doesn't quite make for compelling entertainment.

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