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The Loved Ones Reviews

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

The torture-porn genre gets a Day-Glo makeover in this hilariously deranged Ocker shocker.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 8, 2013
Meredith Borders
Badass Digest

Sean Byrne has established himself as one hell of a guy to watch with his first feature film, delivering something bright, brand new and deeply felt.

Full Review Source: Badass Digest

April 3, 2013
Craig Skinner

The Loved Ones has a lot to offer in wit, style and entertainment and I can highly recommend it.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys

January 8, 2013
Mark H. Harris

The Loved Ones is a breath of fresh air for the so-called "torture porn" sub-genre of horror movies.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

January 8, 2013
Witney Seibold

I kinda dug the flick.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 6.5/10

January 8, 2013
Eric Kohn

It's a terrifying masterpiece that turns high school drama into a literal dead zone.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

January 8, 2013
Brian Salisbury
Film School Rejects

The most severe violence in the film is tempered by moments of effective dark humor.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects

January 8, 2013
David Baldwin
We Got This Covered

There is clearly a lot of ambition to The Loved Ones and the near-brilliant leading performances help make the film a unique and terrifying experience.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 7.5/10

September 15, 2012
Staci Layne Wilson

It's got heart, gore, suspense, and an unusual family-style drama you won't likely forget... and Lola is a terrific character: pretty scary in pink!

Full Review Source:

September 8, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The Loved Ones constantly moves in unexpected directions.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

September 4, 2012
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

Moviegoers with an aversion to violence will stay away, but genre buffs with a taste for the extreme should ensure healthy ticket sales.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

June 1, 2012
Todd Jorgenson

There's enough genuine tension and imagination to provide some shocks and visceral chills.

Full Review Source:

June 1, 2012
Brian Orndorf

Those with a fondness for cinematic evildoing might find themselves richly entertained by this macabre feature, which somehow manages the finer points of grief and festering wounds with exceptional directorial skill.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A-

May 31, 2012
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

Sean Byrne endows his rote slasher material with the kind of blackly comic wit and levity that virtually guarantee its entry into the contemporary midnight-movie canon.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2012
Erik Childress

Horror fans are going to love this, but those who recognize a filmmaking skill to go along with the gore may appreciate it even more.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

May 31, 2012
Marc Fennell
Triple J

Edible roadkill, Frontal lobotomies, teenage psychopaths and Kasey Chambers music....Precisely what every school dance should feature, right? A surprising, fast, stylised Aussie torture porn.

Full Review Source: Triple J

November 10, 2010
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

It's a well made film. One for the gore fans.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

November 5, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Australian horror film The Loved Ones proves that it is the quiet ones you have to watch out for.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 3, 2010
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

The morbid jokes and the shocking moments of horror, all played straight by an excellent cast, plus some moments of grisly originality, combine in a film that's better than the average for this sort of admittedly dodgy exploitation piece.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 3, 2010
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

A blood-spattered, tongue-in-cheek horror comedy that features plenty of low-rent gore, some extra-cheesy lines and some terrific performances.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

November 3, 2010
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