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Rites of Spring (2012)

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After kidnapping the nine-year-old daughter of a wealthy socialite and hiding out in an abandoned school, the kidnappers fall prey to a recurring terror in this place, a bloodlust that comes every first day of spring. -- (C) Official Site

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Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Padraig Reynolds

Nov 27, 2012

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"Rites of Spring" yields a slender bounty.

July 26, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The acting is shaky, the scare scenes are fairly stock, and it takes way too long for Reynolds to put all his pieces in play, especially given that the movie doesn't have much of an ending.

July 26, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
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What makes Rites of Spring worthwhile is that it plays like a kidnapping caper some slasher happened to slice its way into, which keeps the premise fresh enough to hold down a 90-minute feature.

November 16, 2012 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Between uninspired acting and an almost insultingly underdeveloped script, Wormface and company fail to caputre any originality or creativity

September 14, 2012 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

Rites of Spring fuses two durable movie genres together, but neither supplies the requisite chills we demand.

July 26, 2012 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

Padraig Reynolds's film has no interest in self-awareness, and in fact wears stupidity as a sort of badge of honor.

July 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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