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Gut (2012)

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A mysterious video bonds two men in fear, threatening to unravel their lives as their paranoia grows more intense with each passing day. Tom was starting to grow numb when his best friend Dan claimed to have a video that would really shake him up. Later, after watching the video with Dan, Tom battles an overwhelming onslaught of dark thoughts. Later, as Tom struggles in vain to forget the disturbing images branded into his brain, his general malaise grows into an all-consuming terror. When more videos begin to arrive from an unnamed source, reality itself begins to crumble as every waking hour becomes a living nightmare for the two tormented friends. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Gut

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Would-be thriller about snuff films is a snooze.

October 26, 2012 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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A psychological thriller requires some psychology as well as thrills, two things almost entirely absent from Gut.

October 26, 2012 | Full Review…
Variety
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Unfolding in awkward diner conversations and uncomfortable bedroom scenes, "Gut" has a cold, flat look that gives even a child's stuffed toy a sinister sheen.

October 25, 2012 | Rating: 1/5
New York Times
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Perhaps the greatest achievement is Elias' masterful use of faraway glances to build Tom's growing dilemma.

September 8, 2013 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

This is a smart horror film that employs a carefully calibrated and low key style to turn the screws on both the characters and the audience.

June 20, 2013 | Full Review…

We're looking at an early David Cronenberg in the making here. Gut is Troma-fan Elias' love letter for his fellow horror buffs...

June 6, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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'Gut' starts off interestingly as a bored husband becomes obsessed with a series of DVDs featuring killings which may or may not be real. Unfortunately the film is incredibly amateurish, featuring some of the worst acting I've seen all year. The cheap digital aesthetic makes it hard to watch, particularly when combined with such poor lighting and framing. Director Elias seems intent on copying the glacial style of Cronenberg and Haneke but needs to learn a lot about the basics of film-making first.

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