Inhale Reviews

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Paul Brunick
Slant Magazine
October 22, 2010
If there's an upside here, it's salt-and-pepper stud Mulroney.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
October 21, 2010
Ripped from the headlines and sensationalized for your would-be pleasure, Inhale uses the appalling phenomenon of illegal organ trafficking as the basis for an almost-as-appalling hyperventilated thriller.
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
October 24, 2010
The film's final moments are still a sock to the gut, but the central dilemma would have been more acute had some of the details been left to imagination.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
October 21, 2010
All of the beatings, betrayals and bitter ironies leave a bad taste in your head.
Edward Douglas
October 20, 2010
Particularly disappointing following Korkakur's exceptional Icelandic work, and it leaves you wondering what whoever financed this movie was inhaling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
October 23, 2010
A pedestrian thriller that suffers from implausibility, an overbearing musical score and excessive style over substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.211/10
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Nick Schager
Time Out
October 20, 2010
Illegal organ trafficking is undeniably serious; this tawdry message movie about the subject, however, most unequivocally isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Geoff Berkshire
October 21, 2010
How Robert Rodriguez's Machete might have looked played with a straight face ... a silly exploitation thriller that confuses itself for an artful message movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michelle Orange
October 22, 2010
Inhale manages little more than a gesture toward untying its bundled moral knots.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 21, 2010
Filmed in a semi-documentary style, it fitfully aspires to moral seriousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 22, 2010
Milks the very real problem of "organ tourism" for all the melodrama and car chases it's worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Ronnie Scheib
October 7, 2010
Walter Doty III and John Clafin's hackneyed script depicts Mexico as one vast, interconnected conspiracy engaged in the underground organ trade, whose highest-ranked traffickers are -- gasp! -- Americans.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
October 20, 2010
The idea that one ignorant tourist could stumble into this many wasp's nests in a couple days - and emerge alive - is particularly hard to swallow.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 21, 2010
It's neither remotely convincing as true-to-life drama or lurid and propulsive enough to work as exploitation. It's just bad.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 20, 2010
This is not the feel good movie of the year, but it certainly is a potent flick that will have you thinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
October 21, 2010
The final act hits like a gut-punch.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
November 9, 2010
The film soon traffics in "Babel"-style cultural crises and melodrama. Still, as a tale of parental desperation and the cost of conscience, "Inhale" comes from a thought-provoking place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
October 21, 2010
It takes a while to get there, but Inhale eventually emerges as a tense and morally complex thriller with a devastating twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 25, 2011 inherently compelling premise...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Harvey S. Karten
October 16, 2010
Effectively horrific tale of the illegal organ transplants business.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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