Running Scared Reviews

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
Wayne Kramer's latest film is a hard-hitting, visceral, over-the-top extravaganza of blood and bullets that doesn't let up for one second.
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
April 8, 2007
The action throughout Running Scared is involving and fast-paced enough that you don't notice the number of cliches being invoked in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 24, 2007
Running Scared exists in that world of movies where there are no good guys - just bad guys, worse guys and worst guys.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 9, 2006
A well-acted piece that should appeal to anyone who enjoys the films of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 13, 2006
An example of a film I recommend just because it tickled my undercarriage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
With audiences jaded by the usual sex and splatter, do the filmmakers have no qualms about juicing up proceedings with edgy but troubling material which clearly needs more conscientious handling? Apparently not.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
June 14, 2006
A montagem eficiente, com transições intrigantes, confere ritmo ao filme, que também se beneficia com a atuação surpreendentemente intensa de Walker. Pena que o roteiro seja tão implausível e o final, tão absurdamente ridículo.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
May 4, 2006
There's something films like this reflect in our nature... that we seem to delight in propped up monsters that give the protagonist an excuse to behave like one.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Stylish, rollicking post-Tarantino trash which does the business at such a pace you barely notice its preposterousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
March 20, 2006
You suspect you're in for a violent film when it opens with several balaclava-faced men in black bursting in on a group of thugs whose conversation is limited to constructions around the words ****** or whore. With "Running Scared " your suspicions would
Jessica Letkemann
Premiere Magazine
March 14, 2006
Ultimately, it is a serviceable, well-made thriller that earns its R rating.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
March 11, 2006
This is a vile, violent film with no raison d'etre.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Top Critic
Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 11, 2006
Presumably patterned after Robert Rodriguez's Sin City, but substantially more graphic, there is surely an audience for this empty brutality, but you would not want to know anyone to whom this picture appeals.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
March 11, 2006
No one in their right minds could call this a good film, but it's certainly unique.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 11, 2006
If you love over-stylized gunshots and action sequences, Running Scared is likely to be one big ol' kinetic romp of bloody fun that'll have you pulling out the Kleenex and appreciating all over the place.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Paul Arendt
BBC.com
March 11, 2006
We haven't even mentioned the hockey puck torture scene, or the relentless ricochetting camerawork, or the multiple last minute switcheroos -- it's got more endings than Lord Of The Rings.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 11, 2006
If you've ever wanted to see Paul Walker get repeatedly smashed in the teeth with a hockey puck then this is the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 11, 2006
The film's moral compass swings wildly out of control, blanketed in all manner of hyper-violent digital gore effects and a thick, black nausea of the soul. It's not even fun watching the monsters get their just deserts; it's just depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 9, 2006
Where Running Scared is concerned I'm a victim who has decided, maybe unwisely, not to press charges.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 9, 2006
Trying for a Tarantino-like riff on ultra-violence and over-the-top police corruption ... 'Running Scared' is a film noir on steroids.
| Original Score: 2/4
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