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Splinter Reviews

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Lucius Gore

A very efficient and effective (for its budget) zombie-infection-sci-fi-thriller

Full Review Source: ESplatter | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 17, 2009
Staci Layne Wilson

Everything you expect to happen, does - but it isn't satisfying.

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April 3, 2009
Anton Bitel

deliver[s] plenty of bang from the filmmaker's limited bucks - but Splinter's greatest strengths, rare for the genre, are its solid characterisation, witty dialogue and charismatic performances.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 4, 2009
Bill Gibron

If you can get beyond one basic narrative flaw, and a low budget dynamic which provides limited looks at our Bottin-inspired fiends, Splinter will come as a wonderful little fright flick surprise.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 20, 2008
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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This is a terrifying film.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 10, 2008
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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It's good, it's just nothing really groundbreaking or special.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 10, 2008
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

Four people. One Kwik-E-Mart style shop. One crazed creature. Splinter proves that's all you need for a chilling horror movie.

Full Review Source: What Would Toto Watch? | Original Score: 3/4

November 8, 2008
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine

Fans hoping for a substantial work are left with no real statement or vision, while horror aficionados have already seen this film a dozen times before.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 43/100

November 6, 2008
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

This slightly elevated generic effort is still essentially what they mean by disposable entertainment.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

October 31, 2008
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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[Director] Wilkins understands that what we don't see is often more unsettling than what we do. But he also throws in plenty of well-earned gore, making this an ideal option if you're looking for a few new Halloween scares.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

October 31, 2008
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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There have been worse horror flicks, but although this one offers a few scares, it doesn't have a lot of imagination.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

October 31, 2008
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The movie's awash in blood, sure, but it has more brains on hand than just the ones dripping down the wall.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 3/4

October 31, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's short, taut, nicely shot, well-acted, astutely directed, specific where it might have been generic, original enough to be engrossing and derivative enough to be amusing.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

October 31, 2008
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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With Splinter, the director Toby Wilkins honors the conventions of the horror genre with skill and enough wit to keep the scares sharp.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

October 31, 2008
Jay Antani

a nifty example of the horror-movie as thrill ride

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2008
Geoff Berkshire

This is one tedious horror film.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2008
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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This is classic Halloween fun, with plenty of thrills and chills, surprisingly believable performances, and healthy doses of humor.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 30, 2008
Alex Markerson
E! Online

The ingredients are all there: a small, virtually unknown cast, a remote location, a nasty critter -- but the seasoning is all off.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C-

October 30, 2008
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The film lacks that spark of originality or humor or thematic resonance that might have elevated it from forgettable genre time-passer to something more lasting.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

October 30, 2008
Harvey S. Karten
Film Journal International

Splinter is about a scary as a tussle between four vacationers and a small porcupine.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International | Original Score: D

October 30, 2008
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