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As Good as Dead (2010)

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Three members of an extremist cult kidnap and torture a prominent photojournalist who they believe murdered their revered leader in this twisting psychological thriller starring Cary Elwes, Andie MacDowell, and Frank Whaley. The widow of late cult leader Reverend Kalahan, Helen (MacDowell) is determined to seek revenge against the man who murdered her husband. But in a tragic twist of fate Helen, her dangerously unstable son, Jake (Matt Dallas), and their sadistic enforcer, Aaron (Whaley),

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Mystery & Suspense

Erez Mossek, Eve Pomerance

Oct 12, 2010

$1.5k

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A gruesomely alluring tale of long-simmering revenge...

October 8, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Three rising stars of 1989 collectively hit career bottom in director Jonathan Mossek's unintentionally uproarious psychothriller...

October 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Comment (1)
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As Good As Dead is a crude externalization of xenophobic fears shaped, at least for a while, into a halfway decent thriller.

October 13, 2010 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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Often implausible and convoluted with stilted dialogue and an irritatingly over-the-top performance by Frank Whaley.

October 9, 2010 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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