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  • Summary: Young James kills time with his small town druggie friends, engaging in excessive chemical intake, until he meets sweet new arrival Sara. But just as James wants to abandon the narcotics life, Sara wants him to take her further into mind-altering experimentation, and she also wants him to introduce her to the sinister local legend of Toad Road, a spot deep in the forest that is apparently home to the Seven Gates of Hell. [Artsploitation Films] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Oct 22, 2013
    70
    Though far from perfect, Toad Road is also the first unique horror film to come along in years.
  2. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Oct 21, 2013
    63
    Writer-director Jason Banker finds the ironic beauty that arises from his characters' self-contemptuous and misplaced acts of destruction.
  3. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Oct 15, 2013
    60
    Toad Road is sloppy and under-realized, but it should connect with anyone who’s ever made terrible choices for no good reason.
  4. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Oct 17, 2013
    60
    The home-movie vérité style of the early scenes pays dividends when inexplicable occurrences suddenly take us by surprise.
  5. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Oct 16, 2013
    60
    Though it can be taken at first glance as an archetypal “nothing happening” movie, there’s just enough going on here to suggest repeat viewings might reward curiosity.
  6. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Oct 24, 2013
    40
    Mr. Banker teases us with a dizzy, dislocating shooting style that throws up a succession of eerily arresting images. Even so, his film never overcomes the fact that watching drugged-out wastrels is rarely interesting — unless, of course, you’re one of them.

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