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Coffin Rock

Coffin Rock (2009)

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Critic Reviews: 2
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A drunken one-night-stand has potentially deadly consequences in this thriller from writer and director Rupert Glasson. Rob (Robert Taylor) and Jess (Lisa Chappell) are a married couple who run a general store in a small fishing village on the Australian coast. While Rob and Jess love one another deeply, they want to have children and their inability to conceive after three years of trying has caused tension to slowly build between them. One day, Evan (San Parsonson), a handsome young drifter,

Dec 28, 2009

Bankside Films

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The only thing scarier than a crazy lover carrying your child is carrying the child of your crazy lover.

February 2, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Rupert Glasson's persuasive psychological thriller offers an interesting variation on the sociopathic 'stalker' plot.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Spinning Adrian Lyne's Fatal Attraction on the gender axis and milking maximum suspense from its isolated Australian setting, Rupert Glasson's Coffin Rock is a well-crafted thriller.

August 9, 2010 Full Review Source: sbs.com.au
sbs.com.au

A genre picture that reveals some strong qualities before going just a bit off the rails during the home stretch.

March 12, 2010 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Just off the beaten track from Wolf Creek and Cape Fear is Rupert Glasson's promising feature debut Coffin Rock; a must-see destination for deftly crafted thrills and chills.

December 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Moviedex
Moviedex

he quiet, understated setup of the first part of the film is an honest and thoughtful exploration of male ego and infertility. Then Glasson turns up the horror heat and his film becomes another bunny-boiler look at obsession.

October 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK)
Sunday Times (UK)

Murky, predictable, but well enough played.

October 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

While produced by the Wolf Creek team, the comparisons end there since it's more a humdrum hybrid of Cape Fear and Fatal Attraction, let down by few surprises and even less tension.

October 30, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

The set-up is deceptively low-key, but the second and third acts deliver textbook suspense and horror.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Coffin Rock stands or falls entirely by your reaction to these people - it's not horror, it's a melodramatic thriller, and seen from this perspective, it works nicely.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

So bad it's funny. And yet, so bad it's just bad.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Generic and workmanlike.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

Robert Glasson's film is well-shot and directed, and more than decently acted. As a genre movie, it suffices.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: This is London
This is London

Hamstrung by its commitment to ticking off these stalker clichés, but recommended for its earlier, subtler scenes, great location photography, and Chappell's film-carrying charisma.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Coffin Rock is not without potential but never catches fire. We don't care about any of the characters, Parsonson's hammy histrionics often make his character laughable rather than terrifying and the violence grows increasingly vile.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

This is writer-director Rupert Glasson's first full-length film and he's made a cracking job of it.

October 23, 2009 Full Review Source: News of the World | Comment (1)
News of the World

Hold us on the edge of our seats in a tightly made genre film that boasts outstanding performances and dynamic direction

October 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

It's a tense, edge-of-seat ride

October 17, 2009 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

The Australian outback looks beautiful on film, but you'll never feel particularly invested or shocked at what goes on during the runtime

September 10, 2009 Full Review Source: Dread Central

Glasson's feature debut boasts both writing and performances of great subtlety, although the effect is somewhat undermined by the odd moment of sensationalist grotesquery (fish-fellating, eye-gouging, flashbacks to patricide, etc.).

September 7, 2009 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

Audience Reviews for Coffin Rock

Cast: Robert Taylor, Lisa Chappell, Sam Parsonson, Terry Camilleri, Geoff Morrell, Joseph Del Re, Jodie Dry, Guy O'Donnell, Peter Green

Director: Rupert Glasson

Summary: A moment of weakness breeds unexpected terror for happily married Jessie Willis (Lisa Chappell) and her longtime husband, Rob (Robert Taylor), when she sleeps with a young stranger named Evan (Sam Parsonson) and finds herself pregnant with his child. The pregnancy is problematic enough, considering Jessie and Rob have been trying for years to conceive. But then Evan reveals himself to be an unstable stalker.

My Thoughts: "The movie has received mixed reviews. I happen to be one who enjoyed it. The movie gave me chills. Sam Parsonson was really creepy and totally believable in his role. The guy has some major psychological problems and obviously some daddy issues as you will see in the film. I have seen many stalker/psycho killer films, but this one was definitely one of the better ones that have been made. For a low budget, independent, Australian film it was a pleasant surprise. Give the film a chance. WARNING: For animal lovers who don't like watching films with animal violence, there is a disturbing scene having to do with a baby kangaroo. It's a disturbing film."
May 27, 2011
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Not tense or thrilling, Coffin Rock mixes some well rounded drama with ridiculous and laughable "horror". The Oirish madman has some delightful hilarious monologues as he slips into comic madness. The idea of the couple trying to conceive is interesting, and it could have made a great thriller. If only it hadn't revealed the loony's intentions so soon. It should have built upon a fairly absent character, rather than showing us a vicious Kangaroo beating to begin with. Anything after that just seemed tame by comparisons. Not exactly worth your time.
January 23, 2010
kiriyamakazou

Super Reviewer

boring so no wonder its slipped under the radar!
But this is a tense psychological thriller at best its just a really poor thriller its so boring!
The storyline is unorignal and its all been done before, the acting is ok and although the irsh guy is a psychopath it doesnt make this movie any more interesting!
This guy picked the victims in a fertility clinic and follows them to this remote willage and starts making friends with this woman who he eventually has sex with but when he discovers shes pregnant assumes it his and goes to many lengths to destroy her life by stalking her and everything!
Not very good and not a very good thriller boring as hell!
November 11, 2009
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