Wake

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  • Summary: The fateful reunion of four brothers quickly dissolves into a night of drinking, deceit, perversions, and death. They don?t realize until it is too late that the party they are having is, in fact, a wake. (Wildwell Films)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Stina Chyn
    60
    Because much of the dialogue exchanged between the brothers and some of Kyle’s auditory flashbacks allude to situations that aren’t clarified until over sixty minutes of the film have passed, there’s strong motivation to pay attention.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    60
    Though the characters are not particularly interesting in themselves, their dynamic remains consistently engrossing.
  3. Writer-director Henry LeRoy Finch's ripely overwrought exercise in Southern Gothic psychodrama, which happens to unfold in a picturesquely decaying house in Maine.
  4. 30
    Nothing is allowed to build, so there is no tension or surprise left for the film's climax, resulting in a reductively pulpy rehash of 20th century American drama.
  5. 30
    Fraught with sophomoric lost-innocence metaphors and schematic oedipal tensions.
  6. 30
    Instantly forgettable film.
  7. Given a plot and dialogue that ring entirely false, we're left with a bunch of unpleasant characters who do unpleasant things for no apparent reason. Enjoy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1

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