Opening

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The Loved Ones Reviews

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

Arguably the only flaw to The Loved Ones' gore-and-guffaws approach is that Byrne does not quite have enough strong material to fill a noticeably slender 80-minute running time.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2010
Julian Shaw
FILMINK (Australia)

Debut director Sean Byrne has carved out a flick to stand beside Brian De Palma's high school horror classic Carrie, such is the beauty and brutality of his execution. It's the best entry to the Aussie horror canon since Wolf Creek.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

November 2, 2010
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Sean Byrne makes one hell (and I mean hell) of a feature film debut with The Loved Ones. It's slick, confident and wickedly funny. Lola is straight out of Sam Raimi's nightmares; a terrifying cross between Carrie and Rachel Berry from Glee.

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

November 2, 2010
David Michael Brown
Empire Magazine Australasia

Growing pains have never been this excruciating. The Loved Ones is an instant horror classic.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 4

November 1, 2010
Tim Martain
The Mercury

The Loved Ones doesn't pull many punches, director Sean Byrne exercising an expert balance of tactical restraint and outright savagery.

Full Review Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 4/5

October 31, 2010
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

You will gasp in horror at the prospect of what is about to happen and then you will giggle in delight that the film actually carries out what it threatens to.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 30, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Hell hath no fury like a demented woman rejected and Robin McLeavy gives a tasty turn as Lola, the most demented young woman you'd want to take to a dance

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 30, 2010
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

Byrne announces his emphatic arrival with this movie. Australian horror has another distinctive new voice.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 28, 2010
Nick Dent
Time Out Sydney

The savagery here has no redeeming social value and the characters are not especially interesting, but who cares when the terror is this relentless?

Full Review Source: Time Out Sydney | Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2010
Anthony Morris
The Vine

Grueling in the best possible way, this is easily the best Australian horror film since Wolf Creek.

Full Review Source: The Vine | Original Score: 4.5/5

October 25, 2010
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex

A squeamishly self-aware bloodbath in which Lola, superbly portrayed by Robin McLeavy with hellish zeal, reveals her ambition to be the next Hannibal Lecter.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 4/5

October 24, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

If John Waters and John Hughes ever conceived the idea for a modern day "Misery," we'd essentially get this Australian horror gem...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 10, 2010
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Aussie filmmaker Byrne merges teen romance and torture horror genres to unsettling effect with this pitch black comedy. And as a result, he finds a surprising level of drama within the violence.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 3, 2010
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

Byrne's confident feature debut takes the coming-of-age tropes of John Hughes, and adds a hefty dose of campy psychosis, creating a tale of small-town adolescent horror where the growing pains really do hurt.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

September 5, 2010
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Producers Mark Lazarus and Michael Boughen have stuck to their guns (and hammers and knives and kettles) and delivered a visceral and fiercely original blast of great film terror.

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

August 9, 2010
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

It's like a psychotic re-imagining of PRETTY IN PINK!

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 8.5/10

July 29, 2010
Fernando F. Croce
House Next Door

Scarcely slowing down since its Wolf Creek second wind, Australian horror continues to mate grue and giggles in this sardonic blood tide

Full Review Source: House Next Door

May 17, 2010

Truly enjoyable, truly independent, truly scary.

Full Review Source: Dread Central | Original Score: 4/5

October 7, 2009
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

One of the coolest Aussie offerings of the past several years. Horror-wise, anyway.

Full Review Source: FEARnet | Original Score: 4/5

September 21, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a fast-paced, downright fun horror-movie ride...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2009
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