Hostile Takeover (The Devastator) (The Office Party) Reviews

Page 1 of 1
Super Reviewer
½ November 5, 2009
After watching this film, I was left with the impression that there were two competing interpretations of the script - and the director tried to film both. Interpretation one could be summed up as "horror/hostage/screams/blood" - Interpretation two: "psychodrama/disturbing/thought provoking."

There are some very terrifying moments in this film that can have you gripping the edge of your seat and holding your breath hoping that the worst ISN'T going to happen....and then suddenly you are in the middle of a quasi Greek Tragedy with the players making profound orations while the plot stands still. (Exactly what the poems of T.S. Eliot have to do with the plot is never made clear).

I found it a very interesting view with some very genuinely deep moments - but the ending was almost an anti-climax and the schizoid handling of the script did not help matters. It is worth at least a look but you probably won't come back for seconds.
February 14, 2012
"Hostile Takeover" is a film that is worth seeing if only because of its completely original and completely bizarre premise. The characters and drama that develop are interesting and at times the movie is pretty sexy in it's own twisted way. (VHS, February 2012)
Page 1 of 1