Cheap Thrills Reviews

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November 20, 2019
Cheap Thrills is clever, disturbing and eyebrow raising, but in terms of story, it is anything but cheap.
August 5, 2019
The sort of original, intense, darkly comic character-driven thrill ride that I'd love to see more genre filmmakers working on
June 5, 2019
It's good cheap quickfire shock-horror genre thrills, appropriately well directed and well scripted, a potential cult classic, with some blacker than black humour thrown in.
April 3, 2019
It's a compact, twisted, delightful (if you're into this sort of thing) nugget of exploitation that thrives on committed performances and sound craftsmanship.
March 22, 2019
A commendably flawed experiment in imbuing social anxiety with genre shocks.
August 31, 2018
Comes on as if the Hangover movies were exercises in psychological degradation, which they were.
August 21, 2018
Thankfully, the film gets just as dark as you would expect it to, but the ingenuity of Cheap Thrillsis that is does not follow a predictable path.
August 24, 2015
Strikes an astute balance between a simply engaging dark thriller and a trenchant piece of social commentary. Also it's a lot of fun.
March 4, 2015
Cheap Thrills lives up to its name, and like many of life's guilty pleasures, it wouldn't be a surprise if audiences wanted another helping.
September 23, 2014
Gird your stomach for Cheap Thrills, a bloody but enjoyably ironic horror which enters that queasy zone where Michael Haneke's Funny Games meets a reality-TV bush tucker trial.
September 7, 2014
The film makes the most of its premise and small cast, zipping from low-budget drama to sick black comedy to gruesome thriller.
June 15, 2014
Director EL Katz ratchets up the tension effectively as the game gets ever more sickeningly dark, but it's his cast's fine performances that keep us watching and give this far-fetched tale a degree of emotional plausibility.
June 9, 2014
Comedies don't get much more pitch-black than this fiendishly clever film, which will shift into horror for everyone in the audience, although that tipping point varies for each person.
June 8, 2014
You can take the result as either smart satire or sick schlock - frankly, it works on both scores.
June 6, 2014
E L Katz's film delivers exactly what the title promises. It is a very bloody, very violent fairground ride of a movie that ratchets up the tension as its two hapless anti-heroes compete desperately for money.
June 6, 2014
The blackest and most twisted of twisted black comedies, surely destined to become that indistinct phenomenon, a cult hit.
June 6, 2014
The film-makers' undisguised glee in the revolting catalogue of horrors is a delight to behold, and the sense of naked misanthropy is queasily invigorating throughout.
June 6, 2014
It's a thought-provoking ride, particularly in a post-financial crisis world where a combination of desperation and temptation can make anyone consider doing the unthinkable.
June 6, 2014
Cheap Thrills is the sort of film that makes you want to applaud as soon as it ends ... a must for anyone with a penchant for the darker side of cinema.
June 6, 2014
Immensely funny and appallingly blunt at the same time, it's a comedy with a soul as black as they come.
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