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High Tension (Switchblade Romance) Reviews

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November 4, 2015
Its conclusion can be viewed as a major disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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+
April 29, 2009
Disturbing, demented, gory and one of the best horror films I've seen in a while...
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
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
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
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
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.
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
November 4, 2005
Haute bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 12, 2005
The French slasher High Tension definitely lives up to the promise of its title.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2005
An effective but pointless exercise in style (and gore).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
June 27, 2005
What a nasty piece of business this movie is.
Full Review| Original Score: .5/4
June 26, 2005
More terrifying than Go Fish but less terrifying than the EU Constitution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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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