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Critic Reviews for Blackout
...an overtly obnoxious thriller that boasts few positive attributes (if any).
Audience Reviews for Blackout
Great cast, well acted to spite the predictable storyline Nicely shot (aside from several superfluous roamining camera shots of the elevator shaft and empty apartment building) and edited for the most part. No great surprises...but not a complete waste of time.
Not too hard to figure out who the killer is. Spent too much time (and money) on elaborate shots of the elevator shaft and surrounding building. Built the characters using flashbacks that felt randomly placed. Not very tense for a "trapped in a small space" movie then for the final act, it kicks into a gory creep-out overdrive. For horror fans, you might want to just skip the first 2/3 of the film and skip to the bloody meat of it, because that's where it gets "fucked up" serial killer style. "Most Fucked Up" Highlight: flashback of the killer torturing and raping a beaten, stabbed, and sliced victim who is paralyzed but can feel everything
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