Cactus - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Cactus Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 10, 2011
...Cactus feels like a short that's been awkwardly expanded to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
March 12, 2010
Cactus is the sort of film that grabs your attention from the beginning and holds on tight almost throughout, but vanishes from your mind the minute it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
March 12, 2010
Cactus thrives on sparse dialogue and scant backstory, so the flood of information in the final act waters down what is otherwise a dark outback thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 29, 2009
A lean and moody road-trip thriller, which though a little uneven, is nevertheless a deft piece of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Sura Wood
Hollywood Reporter
October 21, 2008
Suspenseful misadventure gets off to a roaring start but doesn't deliver the goods.
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
June 8, 2008
This raw and ultra-basic film is more an exercise in building cinematic claustrophobia than servicing a traditional narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
June 8, 2008
The cinematography is terrific and one inspired scene involves the use of the Wiggles as an instrument of torture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
June 8, 2008
This laconic Australian thriller-cum-road movie wastes no time in getting into gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Russell Edwards
May 6, 2008
Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan ("Kill Bill," "Mongol") leapfrogs into the director's chair with confidence; but her flawed, lightweight script betrays inexperience behind a keyboard.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
May 5, 2008
Deeper and more complex than it appears at first sight, Cactus is a terrific low-budget Australian film with tough, macho themes that are supported by even tougher female elements

National Post
May 1, 2008
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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