Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Michael OrdoƱa
    So grimly determined to be even-handed that it never generates tension.
  2. Shock to the System demonstrates that merely subverting genre conventions doesn't quite make for compelling entertainment.
  3. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    A sly, refreshingly grown-up gay entertainment, though rather less satisfying as a thriller.
  4. 63
    The story delivers enough twists and turns to be engaging without feeling like work, and the overall vibe is dangerous and flirty rather than brutal or excessively graphic.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Enough action, a tiny pinch of sex and some campy moments from Morgan Fairchild.
  6. 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.

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