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Body at Brighton Rock Reviews

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May 2, 2019
If you're going to write a film in which the audience is alone with the protagonist for the majority of the run-time, you have give us a reason to invest that time and unfortunately, it's just not here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 1, 2019
Benjamin has a great concept, but she's hamstrung by an underwhelming cast and her own indecisiveness with respect to tone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 22, 2019
Body At Brighton Rock falters despite its solid premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
April 26, 2019
A somewhat effective feature film debut by writer/director Roxanne Benjamin that is helped and hurt by its slow pace and minimalist take on the white-knuckle thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 3, 2019
Body at Brighton Rock is the kind of movie that sucks one in immediately, only to gradually let them down at the slow realization that it isn't going anywhere new or exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 9, 2019
Benjamin's star as a filmmaker may be solidly on the rise, but this is more a stepping stone than a finished product.
April 25, 2019
Appearing to recognize the flimsiness of her material, Roxanne Benjamin overcompensates with insistent direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 25, 2019
It takes a promising premise loaded with white-knuckle, things-go-bump-in-the-night possibilities and proceeds to do surprisingly little with them over the course of its slim 87-minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 10, 2019
Benjamin never quite replicates that creepy feeling of being alone in a dangerous place, resulting in a film that that needs some dirt under its nails and to get under our skin to be effective. It simply never is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 25, 2019
Benjamin doesn't quite succeed in demonstrating her premise that life-or-death situations can empower an unwilling victim to become an unexpected hero.
April 26, 2019
While it effectively taps into some common fears of the unknown, this lighthearted, low-budget thriller doesn't have enough twists to maintain its suspense at feature length.
April 25, 2019
[I]t becomes increasingly difficult to find a reason to relate to or sympathize with her gradually perilous plight.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 4, 2019
Despite its many flaws and shortcomings, The Body At Brighton Rock is enjoyable when taken as a cheap comedy with some high tension moments.
April 27, 2019
...Body at Brighton Rock is a minimalist film. Benjamin allows nature to set the scenes and drive the narrative...The wilderness becomes a main character...and fuels Wendy's struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 2, 2019
The most pleasing part about Benjamin's film debut is the material isn't treated as a hallowed story; this a horror film that's looking to have fun with minimalism.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 2, 2019
Body at Brighton Rock is a fantastic debut for Roxanne Benjamin. It boasts a strong performance from Fontes and an anxiety-inducing premise.
May 6, 2019
The score, cinematography, and general premise are all good reasons to seek this out and enjoy it when you can. However, couch your expectations with the understanding that this is not a spear-sharp thriller.
April 30, 2019
A "campy" camp thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 11, 2019
Writer/Director Roxanne Benjamin paves a promising path in the horror genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 12, 2019
Anchored by a star-making lead turn and sporting superb sound design, Body At Brighton Rock is a bloody good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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