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Donkey Punch Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
At least there's not a bag-head haunting the ship.
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 31, 2008
A much smarter film was possible.
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
March 13, 2009
A nasty little thriller that might have worked had it tempered its propensity for outrageous brutality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 30, 2009
Had director Blackburn included at least one interesting character that wasn't bird-brained and had he moved the mayhem much earlier within the plot, the film would have been at least refreshing to watch rather than mostly dull and derivative.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Kate Ward
Entertainment Weekly
January 22, 2009
The claustrophobic open-water setting might have worked but for the uncomfortably explicit sex scene and flashy gore. In fact, this predictable film wouldn't be effective anywhere outside a DARE program.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
January 16, 2009
So aware of genre conventions, manipulations, and symbolism that it functions more like an intellectualized primer than an actual terrifying experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
January 23, 2009
With its awful ending, the whole film ends up as embarrassing as telling someone what it is you've just watched.
Full Review | Original Score: 39/100
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 29, 2008
Half lurid and half just murky.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
January 22, 2009
What should've been a rowdy suspense piece that basks in the smirking idiocy of sexual myths and playground bedroom boasting is actually a toothless horror throwaway made on the cheap and elongated far beyond its expiration date.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 5, 2009
If you have the stomach for Donkey Punch, you've seen it before in some form or another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
January 23, 2009
Loses its way and becomes as generic as any slasher movie.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 23, 2009
Will anyone finally escape this floating slaughterhouse? Do you even care?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 23, 2009
Fairly well-executed exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
January 23, 2009
Watching, it's easy to feel a little stranded, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 29, 2009
Anyone looking for a stoned and bikinied update of L'Avventura, Purple Noon, Dead Calm, or other boat-bound chillers will have to settle for The Real World: Death Yacht.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 10, 2009
...has been infused with an egregiously plodding sensibility that effectively renders its few positive attributes moot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
February 3, 2009
On the plus side, at least it wasn't called Dirty Sanchez.
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Jurgen Fauth
About.com
January 21, 2009
Lusty, lurid, and completely laughable. Here's hoping for a bright future on late-night cable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
December 10, 2008
A repulsive "thriller" that starts out using the syntax of a '70s porn movie and ends up as a sort of '80s slasher flick, only without the slasher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 22, 2009
The film goes off the rails in the final third, sacrificing subtle character work at the altar of blood-and-guts survival horror. As mood-killers go, it's like a jab to the back of the neck.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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