The Loved Ones Reviews

  • The Loved Ones
    • Genre : Horror, Thriller
    • Release Date : June 01, 2012
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 84
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Paramount Insurge Pictures
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      Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.

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  • when the filmmaker keeps his focus on Lola and Brent's "date," Byrne shows his mastery of shock, suspense and the well-timed, deeply demented laugh
    by Pam Grady [Boxoffice Magazine ]
  • we are left squirming in our seats, never quite knowing whether to laugh, cry or hurl, as The Loved Ones drives its thrill ride right into the skull
    4 of 5 by Anton Bitel [Eye for Film ]
  • transcends mere torture porn - though there's plenty for the squeamish to squirm over here -- in its deftly controlled mix of empathy, grotesquerie and sardonic humor
    by Dennis Harvey [Variety ]
  • pushes the horror until it dents its own credibility. That won't necessarily matter with the young target audience, but I don't think it's intentional
    3.5 of 5 by Paul Byrnes [Sydney Morning Herald ]
  • its tone is too light, its manner too cavalier, to be bogged down by the kind of portentous posturing that made Eli Roth's film reek of self-importance
    3 of 4 by Calum Marsh [Slant Magazine ]
  • in a flair for color and composition and general sense of style that too few films like it have the sense to bother with
    3 of 4 by Calum Marsh [Slant Magazine ]
  • has its bloody moments, but it knows just how much to show to make you squirm and then leaves the rest to the soundtrack and the build-up to the next macabre moment
    3 of 4 by Erik Childress [ ]
  • grueling in the best possible way, this is easily the best Australian horror film since Wolf Creek and yet another ad for the outback as a place populated entirely by murderous freaks
    4.5 of 5 by Anthony Morris [The Vine ]
  • delivered a visceral and fiercely original blast of great film terror
    4 of 5 by Simon Foster [ ]
  • arguably the only flaw to The Loved Ones' gore-and-guffaws approach is that Byrne does not quite have enough strong material to fill a noticeably slender 80-minute running time
    3 of 5 by Leigh Paatsch [Herald Sun ]
  • a good horror movie balances its gore with more subtle methods of frightening its audience
    4 of 5 by Tim Martain [The Mercury ]

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