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The Victim (2012)




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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. Two worlds collide in this psychological thriller that will make you question your trust in mankind. Who is the victim? -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: R (for strong violent and sexual content, language and some drug use)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Biehn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2012
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site


Tanya Newbould
as Christy Gonzales
Nicole Bilderback
as Missing Girl in Phot...
Phoebe Price
as Missing Girl
Kym Jackson
as Missing Girl
Dana Daurey
as Waitress
Brianne Davis
as Band Girl
Amy Honey
as Cindy Kale
Nidah Barber
as Spiritual Advisor
Linoria Aghakhani
as Missing Girl
Juliette Chloe
as Missing Girl
Jamielyn Kane
as Band Girl in photo
Ryan Honey
as Harrison
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Critic Reviews for The Victim

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | August 24, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Labeling a film grind house doesn't excuse soap-opera emoting and laughable dialogue.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It is dreary to envisage the viewer who could become emotionally involved in The Victim ...

Full Review… | August 21, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012

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.

Full Review… | October 4, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Victim

Michael Biehn's writing/directorial debut is a total dud. Very loose concept, poor acting, sequences that drag way too long and pointless flashback scenes. Michael Biehn is one of my favorite actors has built a great reputation. Best known as Kyle Reese in The Terminator, not to mention as Corp. Dwayne Hicks in Aliens and Hiram Coffey in The Abyss, Reese's performance is shockingly deadpan with very little to no emotion. A man of his talents should not be this bad. The supporting cast wasn't great either. Jennifer Blanc (Biehn's wife in real life) plays a stripper trying to hide from some corrupt cops that kill her friend. Her performance is just as bad with the exception of a sex scene between her a Biehn. Hmmm go figure right? There is a moment in the movie where the attitude of the two main characters goes completely 180 which didn't make sense to me at all. I surely hope the next time Michael Biehn does another film, it is a lot more innovative with better actors and a well drawn plot. I truly was a victim in watching this very crummy film.

I got 45 mins into this and had to stop watching. The writing was terrible and the only good actress was Danielle Harris. The attempts of having suspense were completely failed and it seemed like the writers put in a sex scene at every chance they got. Don't waste your time with this.

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