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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...
August 1, 2009
Cleverly twisted, gut-wrenching Aussie thriller.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
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.
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
April 11, 2009
A combo of psychological thriller and bloody chiller... a superior piece of genre filmmaking
November 7, 2008
...maddeningly uneven...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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