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Hard Candy Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 30, 2010
One of the more original and grueling films to come out in years and I loved it...
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 15, 2009
British director David Slade announces himself as a master of economy and discrimination by leaving the horror to the audience's imagination. This movie will make you squirm like you've never squirmed before.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Slade and his actors keep the tension high, and the questions don't come to mind until after the credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lucius Gore
ESplatter
June 18, 2008
... [I]t's Page who really carries the picture, delivering screenwriter Brian Nelson's clever dialogue so convincingly, we actually become scared for the child predator that she's tormenting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 7, 2008
a great suspence thriller in the likes of misery
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Film4
June 15, 2007
Thoroughly confounding the 'normal' relationship between abuser and victim, first-time director Slade presents a complex morality tale under the guise of an exploitation thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
April 8, 2007
The film's strength is in the way it continually sustains suspense, particularly in the use of sound effects. Very little is shown, but much is heard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
Unreels with smooth pace and unexpected grace notes, both visually and by its two leads.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 17, 2007
A psychological thriller in which the mouse hunts the cat.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald
December 30, 2006
It is extraordinarily accomplished but finally pretty sick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
A cracking little thriller which makes you think even as it's keeping you on the edge of your seat. It's not always easy viewing, but Hard Candy is an intelligent, challenging film which deserves to be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
November 8, 2006
Strong one-on-one acting elevates this table-turning horror show.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
October 9, 2006
Hard-hitting independent thriller about child molestation and vigilante justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
July 14, 2006
This swamp gets very murky indeed. Bring your moral compass.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
July 8, 2006
While I couldn't recommend Hard Candy [rated R] for its easy entertainment value, it is worth seeing for how a relative newcomer like David Slade handles a high tension two hander.
June 24, 2006
A film that will have you both squirming in your seat and teetering on the edge of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
June 24, 2006
Smart, challenging and timely look at the world of internet grooming.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Kermode
Guardian
June 24, 2006
It's smart, funny, and surprisingly visually discreet. Some scenes may leave you doubled-up, but the overall effect is, as the saying goes, better than a kick in the balls.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 17, 2006
[Hard Candy is] a stylishly directed thriller that's worth seeing for its intense performances, but there are too few surprises and the end result is disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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