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  • Summary: A suspense thriller about a Hollywood animator whose vacationing friends are killed and cannibalized by two psycho Indiana backwoods women. (Filmacres)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. A bold and unqualified triumph, nifty trick and treat for Halloween that is, arguably, Hancock's best film ever, surpassing even his potent heart-tugger, the 1973 baseball drama "Bang the Drum Slowly."
  2. Although overlong, the picture has a fair measure of jolts and surprises.
  3. 60
    The main inspiration here seems to be David Lynch, though fans of Fred Walton’s 1979 hair-raiser "When a Stranger Calls" may experience a touch of déjà vu as well.
  4. 50
    The opening and closing scenes are scary and should please fans of the genre, especially at Halloween time.
  5. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    A psychological drama cum genteel shocker that's long on ambition and short on delivery.
  6. Ultimately too sluggish and disjointed to have much cumulative impact.
  7. 25
    This film should have clocked in at 90 minutes, tops, rather than almost two hours. A good, healthy scissor-snipping might have allowed some of its quirkier aspects (like the use of a stun gun and a jaw-dropping lab result) to stand out more.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Feb 16, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Saw this movie on Netflix instant on my laptop, and the brief plot explanation had me intrigued at the concept of the movie. Then i actually watched it. The movie from the beginning to the end was a huge confusion; New characters entering and exiting the plot, random scenes that seem to add nothing to the overall plot itself, and nothing in terms of character development, which makes the audience bored out of their minds during the almost 2 hour mess that is Suspended Animation. The only thing that seemed to have caught my attention during the movie was the fact that the main character (surprisingly enough a character who actually stays for the whole movie, played by Alex Mcarthur, guessing on the name) has a similar voice to Alec Baldwin. Basically, this movie is just a bunch of scenes slabbed together with a few characters who have importance for a scene or 2 only, and then a confrontation scene at the end that was expected from nearly the beginning, and an anti-climactic death of the antagonist by a character who had no importance until the very end. Terrible movie, too long for actual plot, too many meaningless, forgettable characters, and failed delivery upon failed delivery on plot points. Expand