5150, Rue des Ormes Reviews
It attempts to disturb the viewer, however with any halfway decent explanations for the events transpiring onscreen, the only truly disturbing thing about the film is if the viewer is actually able to sit through the entire thing at all.
I shouldnt have done this right after 7 days
This film was good in places but for me, it also falls flat (maybe I watch too many Euro horrors?). It is well written, acted and directed (and shot) but at times lacks deeper character development to be anything other than just plain good. The original element comes in the form of chess (and it's related power games) as the twisted father of the family controls and justifies his murderous/torturous ways through misguided religious beliefs. He controls his family (daughters and wife) and kidnaps a passing teenager in a quest to cleanse another unjust individual.
I would recommend this film, as there is enough content here, and it is well delivered, but do not expect anything too inspirational, moving, deep or new. A well put together and delivered film that may divide opinion, with a lesser start and ending and a psychological study open for interpretation, and in this case, appreciation.
Not believable but still... very watchable and well made.