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  • Summary: Adrien Brody stars as a man who awakens in a mangled car-wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. Injured and trapped inside, with no memory of how he got there or who he is, he must rely on his most primal instincts to survive. But as he attempts to free himself from the carnage and escape an impossible situation, a darker side is revealed. Even if he manages to survive, the man may have to face the horrible consequences of an earlier, forgotten life. (IFC Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
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  1. Reviewed by: Michael Atkinson
    Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Because it's so carefully parceled out and so evocatively framed (in widescreen), Wrecked is an absorbing ordeal, perhaps less for its survival narrative than its metaphoric heft.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Mar 31, 2011
    75
    Brody's engagement with the material prevents Wrecked from falling apart.
  3. Reviewed by: Rick Groen
    Mar 31, 2011
    75
    It's Adrien Brody's turn to find himself the lone and immobilized star of an emerging new genre: Call it the anti-action flick.
  4. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Apr 1, 2011
    63
    Even after he manages to get out of the car and slowly starts recovering his memory, Wrecked keeps you guessing.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 1, 2011
    60
    It's a tribute to Adrien Brody that Wrecked works as a modestly compelling thriller, since there's almost nothing to see but Brody himself.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Apr 7, 2011
    50
    The film is at its best when it's just Brody stuck in the car.
  7. Reviewed by: John P. McCarthy
    Apr 3, 2011
    40
    The bright spot-and what saves Greenspan's debut feature from being nothing more than a long tedious draft of an ordinary craft brew-is James Liston's cinematography.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Apr 10, 2011
    10
    GO SEE THIS MOVIE! How is this movie not on everyone's to-see list???? And why the hell hasn't it gotten a bigger release? I loved this movie. I can't believe this director has done huge things yet. When is America going to appreciate movies like this more?? Expand
  2. Apr 10, 2011
    9
    I thought this movie was really good. It had a lot of atmosphere and some incredible acting by the Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. Definitely check this movie out if you want a very realistic and intense survival story. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2011
    8
    This is a very uncomfortable film. Now I don't mean it is bad. I mean this is the type of film you can feel and you start to feel what the main character is going through. The whole movie is based around one main character played by Adrien Brody. He did an excellent job. The movie starts with him waking up in a car that had fallen off a small cliff. He is alive, but the people around him are dead. Through the whole film you are trying to piece together what happened. By the end you figure it out, but there are some things they leave untouched on purpose. Let the viewers mind come up with its own conclusions. This movie takes on a different type of scary. Like a real life scary. I remember a few scenes that when they happened, I couldn't help but shake my head and think much that would really suck in real life. The writers of the film made a good story and the director did a good job with little budget they probably had. This was a very nice suspenseful film. Expand
  4. Apr 9, 2011
    8
    This quiet character piece from debut director Greenspan is a unique look into two rare human experiences that happen simultaneously for Adrien Brody's character: wilderness survival and amnesia. Don't go to this movie thinking you're getting a traditional thriller. This is a quiet thriller. A very quiet thriller. And less thriller and more character study. Completely engaging, Brody takes the audience with him as he painfully fights for survival in the deep wilderness as he tries to put his memories together to find his identity. Definitely recommended. Collapse
  5. Sep 26, 2011
    1
    Easily one of the most boring "thrillers" I have ever seen. Even the "twist(s)" in the film have little or no effect on the fact that he is severely injured and needs to survive. To say the story was slow or predictable is a severe understatement. If you remember the movie Benji about the dog lost in the woods, this is pretty much the same thing, but substitute the dog for an academy award winning actor. Even Brody's accolades can't bring this movie out of the boredom basement Expand

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