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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

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  • Summary: A beautiful young woman returns from her tour of duty in Iraq. Her lust for blood having been allowed to run rampant during war can only be quenched by further psychotic mayhem. When she takes a 14 yr-old boy prisoner, he develops a dangerous attachment to her.
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 5 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    May 25, 2011
    30
    The script is often ludicrous (gratuitous digs at feminism; muddled commentary on war and the military), the sets look like sets, and the acting-aside from Helsham and Plunkett-doesn't even rise to the level of student films.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    May 27, 2011
    30
    Woefully amateurish psychological thriller.
  3. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    May 28, 2011
    10
    Subscribing to the philosophy that creepy equals interesting, the film contains barely a moment that isn't flat-footed, ludicrous or both.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    May 27, 2011
    0
    If Ed Wood had directed "The Silence of the Lambs," it might have been as unintentionally hilarious as the goofball would-be thriller The Abduction of Zack Butterfield.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 27, 2011
    0
    A cringingly awkward tale of sexual predation and female lunacy.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Apr 2, 2012
    10
    critics seem to despise this movie, so I went to see it because of that. Must be because it is very politically incorrect - way anti-feminist!critics seem to despise this movie, so I went to see it because of that. Must be because it is very politically incorrect - way anti-feminist! It's about a really dangerous, crazy, murderous woman who kidnaps a boy at gunpoint. Which seems silly cause she's so HOT (23-24 yr old blonde) its not like she'd need a gun at all. but its sad, funny, scary, interesting and very suspenseful. well directed and photographed, really good sound and effects. see it - ignore the critics Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    10
    An interesting and beautifully filmed movie about something the movies don't seem to want to deal with. Female sexual predators. Really goodAn interesting and beautifully filmed movie about something the movies don't seem to want to deal with. Female sexual predators. Really good cinematography, good directing, Expand
  3. Jan 23, 2013
    10
    AMAZING movie! a genuinely crazy idea, but brilliantly executed by director Rick Lancaster and written by no less a person than Stephen RyderAMAZING movie! a genuinely crazy idea, but brilliantly executed by director Rick Lancaster and written by no less a person than Stephen Ryder (L.I.E.). There was a lot I didn't understand, and my husband and I were arguing about it all the way home. But worth seeing just to make your own judgement. Spooky locations, vibrant color cinematography, very low-key acting, which seemed quite real as a result. Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2012
    10
    A sometimes funny, always creepy and suspensful film about a crazy woman who kidnaps a boy. It's sort of like the newspaper stories we areA sometimes funny, always creepy and suspensful film about a crazy woman who kidnaps a boy. It's sort of like the newspaper stories we are reading everyday about teachers doing their boy students. Sexy, crazy, unique, definitely should be seen. Expand
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    9
    I saw this at the SoHo Film Festival. thhere was a LOT of audience participation! I see now that most critics hated this film and most of theI saw this at the SoHo Film Festival. thhere was a LOT of audience participation! I see now that most critics hated this film and most of the folks who saw it loved it. Go figure. Women don't like it because it portrays a really messed-up female pedophile stalking and grabbing this teenaged boy Zack Butterfield. I understand it is based on a real incident. Guys love this movie, and I'm one of those guys. Now it's coming out on DVD and it's guaranteed to be a party at my house watching it. Girl 25ish, boy 14ish ..... laissez le bon temps rouler!!! Expand
  6. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    This was a really good performance by Brett Helsham who played the lead. Her ability to portray a bi-polar psycho was astonishing. She playedThis was a really good performance by Brett Helsham who played the lead. Her ability to portray a bi-polar psycho was astonishing. She played more than one role - caring, loving, emotionally-stunted lost girl one minute, then in a second, a fierce, dangerous professional warrior. The colors of this movie were gorgeous and rich and the music was mood-appropriate mostly. The boy, played by TJ Plunkett was a difficult part too. He was scared and titillated at the same time, almost catatonic in some scenes and scheming and touch in the next, probably trying to keep up with her insanity. Weirdly good, really good movie, but not a feel-good ending that much is sure. Go see it, you will get into tsome lively discussions afterwards I guarantee. Expand
  7. May 1, 2015
    0
    Notice how all the people giving the film '10' have never reviewed any other films and all write the same. None use caps in their names.Notice how all the people giving the film '10' have never reviewed any other films and all write the same. None use caps in their names. Gee, I wonder if it's all the same person? Pathetic. Expand

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