Straightheads (Closure) (2007)
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Director Dan Reed's revenge thriller Straightheads constitutes a long, penetrating meditation on the psychological fallout experienced by two attack victims. This cathartically ultraviolent picture opens on a deceptively placid note - with romance blossoming between Alice (Gillian Anderson) and a much younger electrician, Adam (Danny Dyer). When the pair's relaxing sojourn at a country estate leads to a skirmish with a trio of backwoods toughs, Danny is beaten unconscious and scarred, and Alice
Apr 27, 2007 Wide
Sep 18, 2007
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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It's clear from the start this isn't a revenge drama that's going to wimp out at the end.
The film is a shallow study of the â~intoxicating allure of violence', with a few gratuitous tit shots thrown in for good measure.
Straightheads is as shallow as a puddle and forgoes anything approaching realism in favour of OTT violence and needless gore.
About how some of us would be willing to sell our souls to protect our loved ones if we had to...
The film looks professional and has a relatively big-name star in Gillian Anderson, but the screenplay - written by director Dan Reed - doesn't make a single bit of sense.
Feels like an experiment in suspense and violence that doesn't actually tell us anything
Even if Straightheads looks as if it was made for about 4, it(TM)s been a long time since someone was brave enough to make a such a movie.
Country rapists have their way with Gillian Anderson and poke Danny Dyer's eye out. The duo want payback.
This nasty and nonsensical rape-revenge thriller is a feature-length exercise in wrongness.
Straightheads has the pornographic ingredients of a first-rate cult thriller.
Anderson bares (almost) all in this flawed but fitfully fascinating thriller with a comical, if less compelling, turn from Danny Dyer.
The violence may be too strong for some but this is worth seeing for a terrific performance by Gillian Anderson.
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