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Simon Foster
August 9, 2010
When Edgerton's killer begins to toy with (Sebastian Gregory's) Mark, it's like watching a cat play with a mouse - it's sad but you don't really care. Let the cat have his fun...
Anders Wotzke
August 1, 2009
Cleverly twisted, gut-wrenching Aussie thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
May 1, 2009
The performances from the young cast are a tad bland, but director Jon Hewitt infuses his low-budget genre jolter with just enough menace as it powers towards an effective, if predictable, climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
April 17, 2009
The bleak suburban setting and the mischievous, if somewhat downbeat adolescent lead characters recall Gus Van Sant's oeuvre, though Hewitt doesn't achieve anywhere near the same degree of nuance.
Colin Fraser
FILMINK (Australia)
April 17, 2009
A requisite number of gory, slashing, scream-filled moments raise the heartbeat as kids chase killers, and the killers chase kids. What's missing is a freshness of purpose, and the conviction of motive. You know, the important stuff.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
April 17, 2009
Unfortunately, after a strong first half, the film degenerates into some messily unconvincing blood-letting which might attract devotees of the genre but which is disappointingly conventional given what's come before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 11, 2009
A combo of psychological thriller and bloody chiller... a superior piece of genre filmmaking
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 7, 2008
...maddeningly uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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