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Splinter Reviews

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October 22, 2008
Whenever a romantic couple in a movie goes camping in the remote woods, you just know it's a bad idea.
November 6, 2008
Fans hoping for a substantial work are left with no real statement or vision, while horror aficionados have already seen this film a dozen times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 43/100
October 31, 2008
There have been worse horror flicks, but although this one offers a few scares, it doesn't have a lot of imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 30, 2008
This is one tedious horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 3, 2009
Everything you expect to happen, does - but it isn't satisfying.
October 30, 2008
The ingredients are all there: a small, virtually unknown cast, a remote location, a nasty critter -- but the seasoning is all off.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 30, 2008
Splinter is about a scary as a tussle between four vacationers and a small porcupine.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 30, 2008
The film lacks that spark of originality or humor or thematic resonance that might have elevated it from forgettable genre time-passer to something more lasting.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 31, 2008
This slightly elevated generic effort is still essentially what they mean by disposable entertainment.
October 31, 2008
It's short, taut, nicely shot, well-acted, astutely directed, specific where it might have been generic, original enough to be engrossing and derivative enough to be amusing.
October 27, 2008
A high-end feature-length version of The Outer Limits, combined with a fond enthusiasm for creative gore and populated by a trio of characters who are actually interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2009
deliver[s] plenty of bang from the filmmaker's limited bucks - but Splinter's greatest strengths, rare for the genre, are its solid characterisation, witty dialogue and charismatic performances.
November 10, 2008
This is a terrifying film.
November 10, 2008
It's good, it's just nothing really groundbreaking or special.
November 8, 2008
Four people. One Kwik-E-Mart style shop. One crazed creature. Splinter proves that's all you need for a chilling horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 28, 2008
Exactly what a B-movie should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 20, 2008
If you can get beyond one basic narrative flaw, and a low budget dynamic which provides limited looks at our Bottin-inspired fiends, Splinter will come as a wonderful little fright flick surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 17, 2008
The creature feature is loaded with blood, guts, gore, the perfect anti-hero and a hilariously fun plot, which is played straight until the very end...Wilkins delivers a simple, yet effective '80s creature feature that's not only scary, but also a great t
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 30, 2008
Bloody, screamy, creepy crawly comfort food that cuddles B-movie horror convention without fatigue.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 30, 2008
Excelling in creative scaring skills, Splinter boasts thorny issues like psycho fungi who go mobile, nuclear hedgehogs, homicidal human porcupines, impromptu carnivorous rooftop dining on half a state trooper, and a dangerously defrosting savior on ice.
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