W Delta Z (The Killing Gene) (2006)
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A seasoned gangland detective who always plays by the rules finds his integrity put to the ultimate test after he and his partner are drawn into a sadistic game of death. Ask any officer on the force about Detective Eddie Argo (Stellan Skarsgard), and odds are good they'll tell you he's one of few honest cops left in this lawless city. But recently Detective Argo and his rookie partner Helen (Melissa George) have become entangled in a gruesome series of murders targeting the city's most
Aug 12, 2008
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The performances are intense and Morton Søborg's gritty, atmospheric cinematography recalls '70s crime movies such as 'The French Connection'. Sadly, the tonally uneven 'WAZ' cannot quite match their piercing intelligence.
'The Killing Gene' feels like a film that was trying to be something else -- maybe a dark and bloody episode of 'The Wire.'
A little too close to torture-porn for most tastes, but debutant director Tom Shankland shows promise.
This serial-killer horror is a knockoff of the now seriously knackered Saw franchise.
Ugly to look at and nasty in the extreme, this British-made flick should please genre fans with its icky body horror. Beneath the surface gore, there's a healthy amount of psychological intensity for such a seemingly hackneyed Fincher clone.
Recommended for audiences who thought Kevin Bacon's Death Sentence was too restrained; everyone else steer clear.
The most unusual and original horror film to be made on these isles in many a year.
Although he struggles to make the British-feeling production convince, UK helmer Tom Shankland gets the faux-Fincher nihilism just right.
If you've got the stomach for strong scenes of torture, and the heart to take part in an uncomfortable debate about human nature, this intelligent horror is well worth your time...
Enjoyably trashy thriller, stylishly directed by Tom Shankland, despite a couple of dodgy performances and an over-reliance on gory torture scenes towards the end.
Out of the bloodiest horror, the darkest noir and the bleakest morality drama, Tom Shankland has crafted an unusual and highly affecting love story, with a central performance from Stellan Skarsgård to die for.
The film succeeds on the back of one stellar performance, two surprisingly engaging plot threads, and a whole bunch of seriously unpleasant atmosphere.
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