Critics Consensus

A nasty, witless and unoriginal entry into the torture porn canon with hopeless acting and a waste of modern 3D technology.



Total Count: 18


Audience Score

User Ratings: 688
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A young woman best remembered as the sole survivor of a small town killing spree returns to her hometown for her niece's high school graduation, only to find that the past isn't as dead as she thought in a psychological horror film directed by Jed Weintrob and starring Angela Bettis. It wasn't too long ago that the young girl managed to turn the tables on a notorious serial killer and emerge as the sole survivor of his murderous rampage, but the memories were too painful and she was forced to relocate soon thereafter. Though years may have passed since those traumatic events, it appears as if the horrors of the past have worked their way into the present when her return home coincides with a string of frighteningly familiar murders.

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Critic Reviews for Scar

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5) | Rotten (18)

  • As one character asks, "It never stops, does it?" Well, no. Not as long as people keep paying to see such dreck.

    Oct 7, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • To make a 3-D 'torture porn' movie is at best opportunist; to make one with flat, boring torture scenes is unforgivable.

    Nov 7, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Nigel Floyd

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • The acting is more wooden than the numerous coffins, the plot a rehash of any crazed serial killer flick you care to mention, with extra torture. It's unremittingly nasty stuff.

    Nov 7, 2008 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Another week, another yucky horror film with a title that sounds like "Saw". This one's in 3D.

    Nov 7, 2008 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Scar is a generic slasher; even it seems jaded with the 'torture porn' bandwagon onto which it leaps, ultimately feeling like WAZ for dummies.

    Aug 27, 2008
  • The sole high point? 3D tits. The porn industry is going to love this technology, presuming you don't mind wearing stupid dark glasses while masturbating.

    Oct 14, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scar

  • Sep 03, 2013
    Standard horror about a woman who was tortured and saw her friend killed when she was a teenager and now, visiting family in the town where she grew up, has to confront what seems like a copycat killer. Scar, to its credit, does pretty much what you expect; simple story, few jumpy bits, quite a bit of gore(not bad gore either) and horror favourite Angela Bettis puts in a good performance, as do most of the cast to be fair. But Scar doesn't really do anything to lift it above average and the twist ending is pretty crap to. Plus I couldn't see how this would work in 3D aside from a couple of blood splatter scenes. Overall, I though Scars was ok. Not shit, not exactly good, it's just kinda there.
    Adam M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 25, 2011
    A rather unimpessive slasher/torture porn affair but I'm a fan of Christopher Titus and Angela Bettis so that helped me get through the weak plot and really lame motive of the killer. Overall not horrible especially if you can see it in 3D which helps a little too.
    A.D. V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 21, 2011
    Uninventive, even Bettis' performance cannot save this film
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2011
    Not as bad as reviews make it out to be and there is plenty of gory and relentless sadistic bits for gorehounds but it's pretty much just a pointless film on the never ending torture porn train. The acting wasn't amazing but it was actually pretty decent for this type of film with characters you feel for but at the same time weren't developed enough for them to be vital with Angela Bettis being subtle but effective as always and I was pretty impressed with Kirby Bliss Blanton and man does the camera love her. The atmosphere was spooky and bleak and made the perfect setting and I also kind of liked the different shades of colors when it did flashbacks to the present and just adds to the devilish mood. The movie was actually quite suspenseful as I didn't quite figure out who the killer was until the end and was kind of unsuspecting but the movie lacked terror and true scares and was just too vile and bloody mostly but I do give them kudos for trying new ways gross the audience out and turn stomachs. Overall it's not really near a solid horror film but as yet another torture porn movie it's not half as bad as I heard. Rental. More of a 2.5 stars out of 5 stars.
    Matt S Super Reviewer

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