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The Loved Ones Reviews

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Edward Douglas

Another derivative gore-filled shocker that goes for laughs by paying homage to the low-budget video nasties of the '70s and '80s ... ridiculously sensationalistic and over-the-top

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/10

September 18, 2009
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
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
Witney Seibold

I kinda dug the flick.

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

January 8, 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
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
Simon Miraudo

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
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
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
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
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
Simon Foster

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:

August 9, 2010
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
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
Anders Wotzke

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
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
Scott Weinberg

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
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
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
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
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