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The Victim (2012)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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Good time girls Annie (Jennifer Blanc) and Mary (Danielle Harris) find themselves in a life and death situation. Annie's life is put in jeopardy when she is witness to a violent act at the hands of two Sheriff's Deputies. Fleeing from attackers (Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood) she stumbles across Kyle (Michael Biehn), a recluse living in the middle of the woods. The ruggedly handsome loner stays far from civilization - that is - until a single knock on his door throws his solitary life into chaos.

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Michael Biehn, Reed Lackey

Sep 18, 2012

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Dreadfully paced, with the shoddy acting of everyone but Biehn magnified to punishing degrees in talky, lengthy, predictable scenes.

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post | Comment (1)
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Labeling a film grind house doesn't excuse soap-opera emoting and laughable dialogue.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comments (2)
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This is the kind of junky, hard-to-watch thriller that apologists claim is part of a long line of tough, grindhouse-style thrillers, but which is actually just amateurish gristle.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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It is dreary to envisage the viewer who could become emotionally involved in The Victim ...

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Extra helpings of off-kilter and off-key melodrama sink Michael Biehn's bewildering directorial debut, the nasty little down-and-dirty thriller The Victim.

November 1, 2012 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
Shockya.com

While it pains me to say unkind things about an actor I admire, I don't think Michael Biehn is destined to be a director.

October 4, 2012 Full Review Source: FEARnet
FEARnet

The Victim is a film that will most likely be ignored by those who can't handle the explicit yet chilling prologue, but those who can survive it are in for an unexpectedly amusing sleazefest.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Dread Central

The Victim is a labor of love, and despite the thin narrative and low-budget shortcomings, the film makes for an interesting midnight movie. It's a bit light on humor, sans the film's amusing finale, but there's just enough here to keep genre fans smiling.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: IGN DVD
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Considering how little he had to work with and how harried the production schedule was, that the film plays as well as it does is truly impressive, despite occasional hiccups.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: CraveOnline
CraveOnline

Missing the point of what true grindhouse fans are looking for, don't expect much life to be found in this stale, monotonous, mind-numbing tale, making Biehn's audience the sole victim in this whole debacle

September 13, 2012 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
We Got This Covered

Despite its brief running time it could do with a little tightening up... but as an homage to a very particular style of filmmaking it's a quiet, commendable triumph.

September 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Starburst
Starburst

Despite a story that flatlines too often and a last second twist that comes too late, this is still a nice first effort from Biehn who clearly has more to give us.

September 12, 2012 Full Review Source: The Skinny
The Skinny

The Victim isn't so much a classic-style horror movie - it's more a crime thriller - but fans of the genre will probably enjoy the sex, drugs, and death scenes.

September 8, 2012 Full Review Source: Horror.com
Horror.com

with so many longueurs, meandering repetitions and futile flashbacks, you will easily find yourself drifting, no longer seeing the trees for all the wood - and wooden acting.

August 31, 2012 Full Review Source: Little White Lies
Little White Lies

A disappointingly self-indulgent offering from veteran character actor-turned-writer-director Michael Biehn.

August 25, 2012 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

Seems determined to stick with mediocrity, resembling a production that was more interested in surviving the filmmaking process than creatively participating in genre demands.

August 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com
Blu-ray.com

Not much happens in The Victim, but the events that do manage to transpire consistently support a reading of the film as an older man's fantasy of virility.

August 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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    1. Kyle: Tell me where Mary is...
    – Submitted by Chris P (23 months ago)
    1. Kyle: [yelling] What are you yelling at me for?
    – Submitted by Chris P (23 months ago)
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