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Scar (2007)



Average Rating: 2.8/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 18

A nasty, witless and unoriginal entry into the torture porn canon with hopeless acting and a waste of modern 3D technology.

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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 2

A nasty, witless and unoriginal entry into the torture porn canon with hopeless acting and a waste of modern 3D technology.



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A woman trying to escape traumatic memories from her past finds history repeating itself in this gory horror story. Joan Burrows (Brittney Wilson) was an ordinary teenager growing up in a small Colorado town until she and a friend were abducted by Ernie Bishop, who ran the local funeral parlor. Joan and her friend discovered to their horror that Ernie was a violent lunatic who performed elaborate torture rituals on young women, and while Joan was able to escape with her life, her friend was


Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense


Sep 26, 2006

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (0) | Rotten (18) | DVD (1)

As one character asks, "It never stops, does it?" Well, no. Not as long as people keep paying to see such dreck.

October 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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To make a 3-D 'torture porn' movie is at best opportunist; to make one with flat, boring torture scenes is unforgivable.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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The sole high point? 3D tits. The porn industry is going to love this technology, presuming you don't mind wearing stupid dark glasses while masturbating.

October 14, 2012 Full Review Source:

I'd read about this one for three years. Then I saw it and forgot it immediately.

September 6, 2011 Full Review Source: FEARnet

The perspecto-effects are a real letdown, while the pacing and performances are as flat as roadkill.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

This nasty, witless and hopelessly dated effort is still a landmark release. Think of it like the first dog shot into space, but don't forget it is an absolute dog.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4

The acting is more wooden than the numerous coffins, the plot a rehash of any crazed serial killer flick you care to mention, with extra torture. It's unremittingly nasty stuff.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Another week, another yucky horror film with a title that sounds like "Saw". This one's in 3D.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Guardian

Despite the killer's slavering way with a scalpel, there's no blood spurting out into your near-vision, just a lot of hopeless acting in your face.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

Despite it's technical savvy, this pans out as merely the latest in the dispiriting procession of torture porn movies while the dreary identification of the perp doesn't raise the excitement levels much higher than a half-hearted game of Cluedo.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

The result is humourless, implausible and lacks a single original idea. There would be no reason for this film to exist, were it not the first live action feature shot entirely in HD3D.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

If you make the mistake of going to see it, I recommend taking a spoon so you can scoop your will to live off the floor at the end. Derivative, dull and with a daft ending, even the 3D's not much cop.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

This kind of torture porn is beyond bad taste.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

This boasts of being "a first of its kind 3D movie event", but it's just the same old torture porn tarted up.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Independent

Run of the mill, largely predictable slasher movie that unfortunately squanders the 3D gimmick that could have made it interesting.

November 7, 2008 Full Review Source: ViewLondon

Blood cascades out of the screen (Titanic - in red) when blades are not in your face. Desensitisation soon sets in: too like Halloween H20.

November 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Teletext

Scar is a generic slasher; even it seems jaded with the 'torture porn' bandwagon onto which it leaps, ultimately feeling like WAZ for dummies.

August 27, 2008 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
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Audience Reviews for Scar

I dont know why i insist on watching horrors as usual its not scary the storyline is crap and theres no real reason or point to the story so not worth the time and effect!!
April 24, 2009
Film Crazy

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Standard horror about a woman who was tortured and saw her friend killed when she was a teenager and now, visiting family in the town where she grew up, has to confront what seems like a copycat killer. Scar, to its credit, does pretty much what you expect; simple story, few jumpy bits, quite a bit of gore(not bad gore either) and horror favourite Angela Bettis puts in a good performance, as do most of the cast to be fair. But Scar doesn't really do anything to lift it above average and the twist ending is pretty crap to. Plus I couldn't see how this would work in 3D aside from a couple of blood splatter scenes.
Overall, I though Scars was ok. Not shit, not exactly good, it's just kinda there.
September 3, 2013

Super Reviewer

Uninventive, even Bettis' performance cannot save this film
July 21, 2011
Sylvester Kuo

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