Everly Reviews

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September 19, 2019
With its drab visual palette and ceaseless repetition of violence, there's little to recommend.
May 7, 2019
At times threatening to be the glorious piece of exploitation cinema it occasionally aims for, Everly never really gets a grip on... anything, really.
November 9, 2017
All said and done, this is Salma Hayek channeling her inner GI Jane. It could have been way more ambitions though.
October 30, 2017
Watching Hayek going through the increasingly blood-soaked motions as the improbably resourceful title character quickly becomes embarrassing.
December 14, 2015
Despite his and Hayek's best efforts, the result is sloppier than the mess Everly creates, blowing up a lift full of Yakuza.
June 28, 2015
Those with an adolescent nostalgia for video-nasty era degradation/retribution may be mildly titillated, but Lynch has neither the wit nor desire to raise this above the level of faux-retro fanboy fantasy.
June 26, 2015
There are references to Leon, Kill Bill and Se7en, plus a whole lot of Japanese men in sharp suits -- leading to a distinct whiff of dj Woo.
June 26, 2015
Lynch shows some visual flair with a few clever, Tarantino-like touches but the film overall is a deadening and claustrophobic experience, in which the human interest diminishes as rapidly as the body count rises.
June 25, 2015
Salma Hayek stars in what must be the most distasteful and exploitative film of the year so far.
June 25, 2015
Lynch revels in showing woundings and torture, to the point where even the most hardened action fans may find themselves wincing.
June 25, 2015
From script to performances, it's completely implausimundo. And it's often nasty to the point of gratuitous, with a sense of humour likely only to appeal to those who take their comedy extra black.
June 25, 2015
A gruelling gimmick thriller, pitched at dead-eyed graduates of the Matthew Vaughn school of cinematic sociopathy.
June 25, 2015
Messy and unlikeable.
June 25, 2015
If it were an exam paper, you'd scrunch the whole thing up into a ball and throw it back at the overconfident poser who'd just submitted it. Preferably on fire.
June 23, 2015
Even slobbering Salma fans might come away feeling frustrated at the lack of an x-rated payoff.
June 22, 2015
Everly has guts and sparkle but, without sense, it all adds up to nothing but bluster.
April 27, 2015
The film quickly becomes a repetitive mess of squibs, stupidity and misogyny.
April 20, 2015
Without its least savory scenes, Everly would still be exploitative junk, but the film's fetishistic treatment of the tortures endured by its lead actress turns the whole affair toxic.
March 5, 2015
The film's brutality - which includes not only the murder of a dog but also a fetishization of torture that borders on porn - is so excessive, even if tongue-in-cheek, that it leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
March 3, 2015
Hayek begins in a mini-nightie and ends in a tight T-shirt that inevitably is wetted down when a fireball sets off the sprinkler system. The wardrobe designer may have been your 14-year-old nephew, but the Hayek-endorsed message is: 'I look great at 48.'
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