Hard Candy Reviews

  • 2d ago

    I thought the performance by both actors was fantastic. Was interesting to see the hunter( pedophile) get captured by his prey (all the children who have been victimized by pedophilia). I am glad that Emma Page did not castrate him. I think the ending spared of a horrible scenario, but ended with poetic justice for the pedophile and was much more effective and thoughtful by the way the Director ended the movie. Emma Page is a riveting actress.

    I thought the performance by both actors was fantastic. Was interesting to see the hunter( pedophile) get captured by his prey (all the children who have been victimized by pedophilia). I am glad that Emma Page did not castrate him. I think the ending spared of a horrible scenario, but ended with poetic justice for the pedophile and was much more effective and thoughtful by the way the Director ended the movie. Emma Page is a riveting actress.

  • 6d ago

    Absolutely vile and depraved torture porn flick. Decent performances from its Two leads is the only saving grace of this film. I hated this movie.

    Absolutely vile and depraved torture porn flick. Decent performances from its Two leads is the only saving grace of this film. I hated this movie.

  • Jan 03, 2020

    This movie is a revenge movie. While purportedly taking a stance against pedophilia it does it in an unbelievable plot with a 14 year old drugging, torturing sadistically teasing/threatening a man who she has good reason to believe is a sexual predator. The 14 year old acts and talks as a mature woman with an adult man and that doesn't seem healthy, although the dialogue is unlikely and the plot a stretch. The plot is not the main problem with the movie, the main problem is that actually uses an actress who was a minor at the time and it has under currents of sadomasochism, endorses violence/suicide, and as Roger Ebert put it plays into a classic porno scenario. Just as David Carradine in the TV series Kung Fu could be counted on in every episode to smack people around after purporting to be a man of peace, this file purports to be a movie against pedophilia and yet in every scene engages a child in an adult way with a pedophile.

    This movie is a revenge movie. While purportedly taking a stance against pedophilia it does it in an unbelievable plot with a 14 year old drugging, torturing sadistically teasing/threatening a man who she has good reason to believe is a sexual predator. The 14 year old acts and talks as a mature woman with an adult man and that doesn't seem healthy, although the dialogue is unlikely and the plot a stretch. The plot is not the main problem with the movie, the main problem is that actually uses an actress who was a minor at the time and it has under currents of sadomasochism, endorses violence/suicide, and as Roger Ebert put it plays into a classic porno scenario. Just as David Carradine in the TV series Kung Fu could be counted on in every episode to smack people around after purporting to be a man of peace, this file purports to be a movie against pedophilia and yet in every scene engages a child in an adult way with a pedophile.

  • Dec 03, 2019

    interesting flip to a familiar story...very empowering and made me think about killing my timid notion....extremely entertaining the actors were bad.

    interesting flip to a familiar story...very empowering and made me think about killing my timid notion....extremely entertaining the actors were bad.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    it kept me on the edge of my seat. lots of shock value. horror is supposed to make you feel uncomfortable. that's the point, and that it sure did for me. i enjoyed this movie. however- it would've been nice to get a concrete answer to the things she perceived about him at the end. some sort of proof. but unfortunately, it ended very abruptly and there wasn't any.

    it kept me on the edge of my seat. lots of shock value. horror is supposed to make you feel uncomfortable. that's the point, and that it sure did for me. i enjoyed this movie. however- it would've been nice to get a concrete answer to the things she perceived about him at the end. some sort of proof. but unfortunately, it ended very abruptly and there wasn't any.

  • Oct 22, 2019

    It's okay. A feminist wet dream but it's okay. Disturbing because there are people out there who roots for the antihero without condemning her actions

    It's okay. A feminist wet dream but it's okay. Disturbing because there are people out there who roots for the antihero without condemning her actions

  • Oct 11, 2019

    A sadistic and bleak film that doesn't seem to be saying much besides "people are terrible". There are two main characters, neither of whom is even slightly sympathetic (which might be fine in a satire, but this isn't satirising anything). The acting is competent enough, but it's not enough to elevate an empty script.

    A sadistic and bleak film that doesn't seem to be saying much besides "people are terrible". There are two main characters, neither of whom is even slightly sympathetic (which might be fine in a satire, but this isn't satirising anything). The acting is competent enough, but it's not enough to elevate an empty script.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    The use of colors is what stood out the most for me here. A frequent change between warm and cold just like the character of Haylee herself. Very harsh, clean cut, binary. The frequent close ups of both actors are impressive. A very well made film. Certainly one of my favorites

    The use of colors is what stood out the most for me here. A frequent change between warm and cold just like the character of Haylee herself. Very harsh, clean cut, binary. The frequent close ups of both actors are impressive. A very well made film. Certainly one of my favorites

  • Sep 07, 2019

    what the hell was that garbage?

    what the hell was that garbage?

  • Aug 21, 2019

    I think someone should hold Ellen page down on a table and perform surgery without anesthesia for making us watch that garbage.

    I think someone should hold Ellen page down on a table and perform surgery without anesthesia for making us watch that garbage.