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The Rage Reviews

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½ January 4, 2010
That was... bad. Andrew Divoff even seemed quite off. While not the worst (far from it infact) zombie movie I've seen, it's a pretty mediocre and ill paced movie.
½ November 30, 2009
Reeeally cheesy with some ok acting, but pretty funny when ya pick on it ^.^
½ November 13, 2009
Au moins, avec un titre pareil, on sait clairement dans quoi on met les pieds. Un savant fou et russe, tendance Red is dead, veut faire payer les cochons capitalistes americains pour leurs mefaits, et invente un serum qui rend les gens carnivores et difformes. L'un des monstres s'echappe et puis tombe mort, comme ca, sans raison. Il est mange par des vautours qui, a leur tour, deviennent carnivores et difformes (sauf que carnivores, ils l'etaient deja). Les vautours mordent d'autres gens qui, a leur tour, deviennent carnivores et difformes. Et ainsi de suite. Le reste n'est qu'une histoire d'intestins arraches, de membres ronges jusqu'a l'os et de cervelles eclatees sur un pare-brise. Pas de second degre, ou si peu : "The Rage", c'est du gore, encore du gore, toujours du gore. Pas trop mal fichu niveau effets speciaux mais pas non plus suffisamment delirant et excessif pour reellement satisfaire l'amateur blase par toutes ces films pour apprentis garcons-bouchers.
October 17, 2009
TONIGHT I'll waste my time watching this, some of you say that so often in reviews. Turn it off if you do not like what you see. Most people today are a waste of my time reading their views not reviews. I wishmaster they didn't put Mush-head as a soundtrack.
½ September 29, 2009
Makeup Effects maestro Robert Kurtzman directed this extreme gorefest, about a crazy scientist trying to develope a rage virus to take over the world. His experiments aren't going so well, when some gory monster subjects escape and spread the virus to the most evil vultures you are ever likely to see. Reggie Bannister is one of those that gets infected, and I liked his reference to Phantasm, pretty funny. This is a lot of fun for gorehounds, I would highly recommend it. Plenty of Mr. Kurtzman's excessive blood and gore, in of course the most extreme measures possible. The movie is almost a satire, but can be taken either way, depending on your mood. I was more inclined to watch it in a more serious way, and loved it. And the vultures, you gotta love the CGI monster vultures as they rip and tear human flesh, the kind of stuff that makes me get up and cheer. A must have for gorehounds, don't even think about skipping this baby.
½ June 30, 2009
LOL, non-stop splatter.
½ June 26, 2009
A mad scientist is working on a rage serum in the backwaters of US. They go rampage and group of teens heading home from rock festival has to deal with them. This movie is about blood and gore, nothing much more. Andrew Divoff plays well the mad scientist role, with little bit humanity along. Misty Mundae leads the youthful cast nicely and she is quite good final girl. Rest of them don't matter too much. Horror icon Reggie Bannister has nice cameo as an Uncle Ben and he get's to to mention his movies Phantasm.
½ May 17, 2009
a bug no no not great at all, too much really bad CGi and plot holes plus terrible acting and plot, but apart from that it was great
½ April 29, 2009
Written by John Bisson and Robert Kurtzman
Directed by Robert Kurtzman

Robert Kurtzman has become the journeyman effects artist of his day. Sure, the company he left behind, KNB Effects, was the biggest and most well-respected effects houses in all of Hollywood history, but after a fall out with his former partners and separating to form his own company, Precinct 13, Kurtzman has carved a niche for himself. He's always been the different one, in 1997 he got money together and made the brilliant effects-driven Wishmaster, and here he is 10 years later doing a similar project. This time, instead of going through a studio, Kurtzman has decided to go completely independent and make the movie on his own. Don't worry, he's helped by a lot of old friends and even his own family to make a gore-dripping story about a mad scientist in America.

Dr. Viktor Vasilienko (Andrew Divoff) cures cancer in his native land of Russia, but he is driven mad beyond belief when they cover up his cure and shut him up. To the Russian government, it's easier if they keep everyone sick. So Dr. Vasilienko comes to America, this time to work on a different serum, a rage virus, that will turn everyone into unstoppable killing machines that want to feast on flesh. At the beginning we are treated to his encounter with one of his creations, who escapes and bites him on the neck.

On the other side of the woods from where Dr. Vasilienko has been bitten, Uncle Ben (Reggie Bannister) has taken Louie and Sadie (Kurtzman's kids) out fishing, where they will eventually meet up with the monsters that Dr. Vasilienko has created. A pack of vultures has become infected with the rage virus as well as the monster Dr. Vasilienko has created, and you know it's not long until Kurtzman decides to kill his own kids on screen.

Yes, it's that type of movie. Really, if you have any desire to watch it though, you should really know this already. The Rage is a droopy, gloppy mess designed by horror fans specifically for horror fans. The filmmaking has an amateurish look to it, but the mania with which the gore is distributed is the main focus of this film. And don't worry, the gore is pretty heavy when it flows. This is one of those films that is only fun for an experienced horror fan to watch, so they can laugh at Reggie Bannister's cameo or marvel at how Andrew Divoff can take even the cheesiest of characters and give them some emotional weight, even under a few pounds of make-up.

What I liked the most about this movie is the fact that Kurtzman didn't just make a film showing off his skills as a physical effects artist. He puts the face of his company first thing forward, also showing off his skills working with green screen, CGI, and the integration of physical effects and CGI working together in the same scene. Sure, some of those vulture puppets were completely fake, but that's totally beside the point of this movie. The point is, this movie has Rage infected Vultures. Isn't that all that should really matter? Not a great film by any means, but at the same time, it will be a ton of fun for any true horror fan or gorehound, outside of that, I'm not sure how many people would really like this movie.

6.3/10
½ April 25, 2009
Entre le bis et le Z, The Rage surnage dans l'océan de médiocrité dans lequel il aurait pu sombrer grâce notamment à une générosité dans le gore et le degueulasse qui ne laissera quasiment aucune seconde de répit aux estomacs fragiles : trepanations, enucleations, cannibalisme, projections de liquides corporels divers et variés...Même si le realisateur ne parvient pas à pulvériser le record de "Brain dead", il envoie la gomme et ne freine jamais ses exces faisant partir sa pelloche dans le grand-guignol crapoteux ne respectant rien ni personne (même des gamins s'en prennent plein la tronche...)...A part ca, c'est mal joué et pas suffisament drole pour être autre chose que gerbant :(
March 5, 2009
I had such high hopes for this film. Andrew Divoff gives his best performance since wishmaster. There is a nice cameo from Reggie (Mr. Phantasm) Bannister. Although there are some gory set pieces, the whole film is let down by the comical GCI zombie birds and the primary school acting by so called leading man Ryan hooks? Very disappointing.
½ February 21, 2009
While The Rage blatantly tries to be an homage to a fistful of splatterific horror movies from the seventies and the eighties (especially The Re-Animator), it lacks the style and sense of timing to pull it off. None of the jokes land successfully, and the movie tries to sustain interest with leering gore shots instead. It fails. After a while I just wished those damn vultures would feast on this carcass of a movie instead...
½ December 16, 2008
Plodding and just plain gross.
November 1, 2008
This is a gore epic and it's all so impressive. Robert Kurtzman (the K from KNB) has set up his own production company Precinct 13, this is their first release and I can't wait for more providing they can keep up this kind of quality.
Unfortunately, the CGI was a bit of a let down. No doubt this will improve in future projects.
If you just want to watch a film that's non stop gore that won't test your brain in any way then this would be a perfect choice.
October 21, 2008
Junk food for starving Reanimator fans, but made with craft.

You'll probably seek this out for the practical effects, which is the only thing that excels here.

Cheap CGI is also used a lot, but usually kept to brief shots that could not be done otherwise at this budget.

Reg has barely more than a cameo, and Divoff is the only other real actor.
October 15, 2008
OMG!@! this is quite possibly one of the goriest movies ever and whoever doesn't "get" this movie just doesn't get it!! Got it!!
October 8, 2008
Another 'zombie' flick with nothing new. Very disappointing from the supposed creator of 'from dusk til dawn'.
½ October 4, 2008
pero q porkeria, ni para desperdicio sirve esto.
malisima en su totalidad, la historia, la forma en q fue contada, la actuacion, los efectos pateticos. no se q es peor de todo lo q nombre. Creo q es una de las peores peliculas q he visto en mi vida.
½ October 1, 2008
A rather fun over the top gory-horror film, the acting was very poor (apart from Divoff) as expected but the intensity and the fast pace really made this film pretty hilarious.
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