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The Ugly

The Ugly (1997)

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Release Date: Aug 26, 1997 Wide

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Housed inside the grimy walls of a horrific New Zealand asylum there sits a serial killer waiting to be determined sane enough to stand trial. The mental hospital is run by the sinister Dr. Marlowe, who looks the other way when his thuggish orderlies occasionally rough up the inmates. Into this hellish place comes the cocky Dr. Karen Shoemaker, a psychiatrist famed for having made major breakthroughs with another murderer. Though Marlowe thinks that no one could reach Simon Cartwright, the

NC-17,

Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Sep 20, 1999

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There's fun to be had for horror junkies, but others may want to wait for Reynolds' next picture.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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Weird, but strangely compelling. Good viewing
July 23, 2007
76Majikat

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One noteable observation is that all the blood looks like Hershey's chocolate syrup - a trick used in the black and white "Psycho" to show up better on film - this film, however, is in colour.
June 24, 2007
drblood

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By New Zealand's standard, this is a pretty decent film, but in reality, this is nothing but a failed attempt of mimicking X Files. The film was extremely confusing, nothing made any sense at all, the characters were all unconvincing, I don't understand anything that goes on in the film, I was pretty bored 30 minutes in. An NC-17 rating? Are you kidding me? There was not a single boob or decent gore, how can this get a NC-17 rating? Extremely disappointed to say the least.
August 29, 2013
Sylvester Kuo

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