IFC Midnight | Release Date: November 16, 2018
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Lambo442Nov 20, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie is pretty well made, with solid acting and a decent, hard-hitting plot. It's very humorous in parts too and could almost be a black comedy. Best line comes when the kids father confronts him about his son breaking into his underground burial site and discovering a stash of his victim's belongings - 'son, now going in there was just plain disrespectful.' So torturing and murdering people isn't? There's something very funny about this kid discovering his Bible Belt father is a murdering psychopath and trying to act normal around him. Son, let's go camping, just me and you? Nooooooo. Even better as you're not sure if his father knows he's found him out. Ok so its all going along nicely, with tense scene after tense scene, but the film gets let down by the ending. Instead of call the police when he's caught his dad in the act he decides to stage his dad's suicide, to save his families embarrassment...come on...firstly, he never would have pulled that off without the cops catching on, and secondly, the little bas!*rd deny's all the victims families the chance to find out who killed their loved ones. I thought he's supposed to be a good kid. But the final great joke comes when his wife implies that her husband killed himself because he couldn't get hard for her anymore. Earlier in the film there's a scene where he fails to perform, obviously because she's not bound and gagged. She comforts him after he tells her 'I'm just getting old.' So funny that she thinks he blew his brains out over that, thanks to her son and his staged murder. This really is an entertaining film. Expand
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Delpiero23Nov 26, 2018
Really good movie, one of the best for me this year. It´s a different kind of thriller and you should watch.
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CritsNov 29, 2018
It looks simple. It does not exactly abide by the conventional rules of suspense. It lets the cat of the plot out of the bag early on. But, hey, it is a different kind of thriller with a psychological edge. The difference is, we know whatIt looks simple. It does not exactly abide by the conventional rules of suspense. It lets the cat of the plot out of the bag early on. But, hey, it is a different kind of thriller with a psychological edge. The difference is, we know what happened, but we do not see what happened until later, when the plot makes a loop back to the event by taking us backwards through time from a different point of view. And that is the suspense we get. The narrative is certainly not a cliche, and that's what makes it different. Expand
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JoeCoolMay 8, 2019
Not a bad movie, not a really good one either. The acting is passable, the story pretty standard even with the religious and romantic elements thrown into the mix. It all leads up to a somewhat improbable and at best mediocre ending though,Not a bad movie, not a really good one either. The acting is passable, the story pretty standard even with the religious and romantic elements thrown into the mix. It all leads up to a somewhat improbable and at best mediocre ending though, and that's what's keeping it out of the green for me. Expand
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LegitSaltMay 3, 2019
This movie is basically Zodiac but with teen romance, more religion, and the good guys win. Also, just watch Zodiac, it's better. Aside from this, this serves as an interesting film, to a degree. It is obvious that the movie is trying to makeThis movie is basically Zodiac but with teen romance, more religion, and the good guys win. Also, just watch Zodiac, it's better. Aside from this, this serves as an interesting film, to a degree. It is obvious that the movie is trying to make some comments on the brainwashing of religion and the tendencies for those to lead to the **** of children and women. However, this is done very mediocrely and could be cut without being a detriment to the quality of the movie.
The cinematography is fairly mediocre and forgettable. The acting is overplayed and cliche. Charlie Plummer, the lead from Lean on Pete, is passable in this and it certainly isn't his worst role. Nothing about the movie is all that offensive, but nothing is that unique or stand out. If you are thinking of watching this, be wary.
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qbaseMar 16, 2019
Το The Clovehitch Killer είναι μια απλή ταινία, βραδείας καύσεως, σε κάποια σημεία της οποίας εναλλάσσεται η οπτική γωνία του πρωταγωνιστικού προσώπου, αλλά πέρα από αυτό το τέχνασμα, αφηγείται μια απλή, λιτή ιστορία αναδεικνύοντάς την πέραΤο The Clovehitch Killer είναι μια απλή ταινία, βραδείας καύσεως, σε κάποια σημεία της οποίας εναλλάσσεται η οπτική γωνία του πρωταγωνιστικού προσώπου, αλλά πέρα από αυτό το τέχνασμα, αφηγείται μια απλή, λιτή ιστορία αναδεικνύοντάς την πέρα από κάθε προσδοκία σε ό,τι αφορά τα τεχνικά μέρη.
Μια ιστορία, ικανή να σε ρουφήξει στον κόσμο της από τα πρώτα κιόλας πλάνα, σε σημείο που να ξεχάσεις τη λιτότητά της.
Το βασικό μειονέκτημα που εντόπισα, έχει να κάνει με το είδος της. Όταν λέμε «ψυχολογικό θρίλερ», περιμένουμε συνήθως να δούμε κάποιες σκηνές με σασπένς. Δεν υπάρχει όμως πολύ σασπένς στο συγκεκριμένο έργο.
Ωστόσο πρόκειται για μια άρτια δουλειά, πάνω σε μια ιδέα που δεν εντυπωσιάζει εκ πρώτης όψεως. Από αυτή την άποψη, πετυχαίνει τον στόχο της.
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