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High Tension (Switchblade Romance) Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 4, 2015
Its conclusion can be viewed as a major disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Cole Smithey
July 2, 2009
Gory European gothic horror doesn't come any grittier and weirder than it does when a couple of would-be lesbian college girlfriends retreat to a weekend at the secluded farmhouse of one of their parents to study for their final exams.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Disturbing, demented, gory and one of the best horror films I've seen in a while...
Lucius Gore
June 18, 2008
The last three fourths of this film are basically like the last five minutes of Halloween -- total fear and total suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Gonsalves
September 17, 2007
Haute Tension is like a French art-house essay on slasher-movie cliches, and as such is good nasty fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David N. Butterworth
July 27, 2007
A cinematically sound but sub-par horror flick readied for the American mass market by the addition of English credits and some truly atrocious dubbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
If you're going to make a horror film, I'd recommend ensuring that a) it makes some logical sense, and b) it ain't really %#&* boring.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
In its best moments, the film is reminiscent of such seminal slasher pictures as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes.
Johnny Butane
Dread Central
January 30, 2006
It's a movie that needs to be seen by all horror fans because it serves as a reminder of just how good a "slasher film" can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 4, 2005
Haute bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
August 12, 2005
The French slasher High Tension definitely lives up to the promise of its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
August 4, 2005
An effective but pointless exercise in style (and gore).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Collin Souter
August 2, 2005
A brilliantly made, shocking, refreshingly bloody...disappointment,
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 2, 2005
[S]imply a checklist of familiar gore effects pasted onto an unusually uninvolving story ... miss it, and you miss nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric Melin
July 16, 2005
In a remarkable turnaround, the film suddenly lacks the courage to stick with what it does best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
June 27, 2005
What a nasty piece of business this movie is.
Full Review| Original Score: .5/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 26, 2005
More terrifying than Go Fish but less terrifying than the EU Constitution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 23, 2005
Questions of 'entertainment' value aside, High Tension boasts an improbability so humbling that a rational person quakes before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 18, 2005
a formally brilliant thriller ... Unfortunately, there's a third-act revelation that possibly spoils it by tacking on a needless and potentially offensive explanation
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
June 17, 2005
The language of contemporary hack filmmaking is universal, especially when it comes to the sight of women brutalized by a serial killer.
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