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High Tension

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

June 10, 2005

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Alexandre Aja

Starring :

Cecile de France, Maïwenn Le Besco, Philippe Nahon, Franck Khalfoun, Andrei Finti, Oana Pellea

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 4

“..the best horror movie since The Blair Witch Project..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 10

“..such an abomination with such an infuriating twist..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
“..See this only if you have a taste for gore..”
by Jean Lowerison [San Diego Metropolitan]
2.5 of 4

“..one of the most gruesome, unflinching bits of horror that you will ever see..”
by Jeff Wilser [Latino Review]
“..nothing but a lot of hype and too much blood..”
by David Mumpower [Box Office Prophets]
4 of 5

“..movie that will get under your skin and stay there for weeks..”
by Justin Bowyer [Empire Magazine [UK]]
2.5 of 4

“..incredibly gory, disturbing and at times, sickly scary..”
by Kim Morgan [Reel]
3 of 5

“..fulfills its title promise for a goodly portion of the film but, at the critical moment, the plug gets pulled...”
by Robin and Laura Clifford [Reeling Reviews]
1.5 of 5

“..confusing, revolting, ridiculous, and insulting,..”
by Vince Leo [Qwipster's Movie Reviews]
3 of 4

“..bloody enough and creepy enough to please horror fans..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
3 of 4

“..A hardcore horror movie that is able to firmly get beneath one's skin..”
by Warren Curry [Entertaiment Insiders]
8 of 10
Reviewed by Jon Popick [Planet Sick-Boy]
7 of 10
Reviewed by Gabriel Powers [DVDAnswers]
7 of 10
Reviewed by Graeme Clark [The Spinning Image]
6 of 10
Reviewed by Scott Spicciati [Movie-Vault]
6 of 10
Reviewed by Anton Bitel [Movie Gazette]
5 of 10
Reviewed by Neil Young [Jigsaw Lounge]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by B. Alan Orange [MovieWeb]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Alexis Tuminello [The Cinema Source]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Scott Weinberg [EFilmcritic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Jeremy Knox [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Mike Bracken [Mike Bracken]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Joe Utichi [FilmFocus]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Jamie Russell [BBC Films]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Mostic [Iofilm]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Terry Lawson [Detroit Free Press]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Mel Valentin [EFilmCritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Steven Snyder [Zertinet Movies]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Erik Childress [EFilmCritic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Mr. Paul [Night of the Creeps]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Edward Rholes [Hybridmagazine]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Campos [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by John Murray [Fantastica Daily]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Robert W. Buttler [The Dallas Morning News]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Nicholas Schager [Filmcritic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Eric Harrison [Houston Chronicle]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Christy Lemire [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Shawn Dwyer [Hollywood]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Johnny Betts [Johnny_Betts]
2 of 4
Reviewed by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Elaine Perrone [EFilmcritic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Collin Souter [EFilmcritic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Anderson [SPLICEDwire: Film Reviews, News and Inteviews]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Rob Watson [The Boston Phoenix]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Bob Strauss [L.A. Daily News]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Machosky [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Eric D. Snider [The Land of Eric]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Frank Ochieng [MovieEye]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Frank Swietek [One Guy's Opinion]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Brett Beach [Film Fever]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Peter Sobczynski [EFilmcritic]
Reviewed by Suzanne Scott [IndieWIRE]
Reviewed by Kim Hollis [Box Office Prophets]
Reviewed by Tom Foster [Horror Express]
Reviewed by Mary Ann Johanson [The Flick Filosopher]
Reviewed by JoshuaTanzer [Offoffoff]
Reviewed by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
Reviewed by Fred Thom [Plume Noire]
Reviewed by Jayson Kennedy [DVDBeaver]
Reviewed by Tom Servo [DVDwolf]
Reviewed by Mark Kermode [Sight and Sound]
Reviewed by Bill Clark ["Bill Clark" ]
Reviewed by Shauna Swartz [AfterEllen - Lesbian and Bi Women in Entertainment]
Reviewed by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Reviewed by Peter Beary [The Trades]
Reviewed by Kyle [Mutant Reviewers from Hell]
Reviewed by Lawrence P. Raffel [Monsters At Play]
Reviewed by Bill DeLapp [Syracuse New Times]
Reviewed by Del Harvey [Film Monthly]
Reviewed by [ZombieKeeper]
Reviewed by Daniel Neman [Richmond Times-Dispatch]

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