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Hounds of Love (2017)

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Critic Consensus: Smartly constructed and powerfully acted, Hounds of Love satisfies as a psychological thriller with a few nasty surprises -- and marks writer-director Ben Young as a promising talent.

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In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed couple. With her murder imminent, Vicki realizes she must find a way to drive a wedge between Evelyn and John if she is to survive. Hounds of Love is an exercise in expertly-crafted tension, offering a bold, challenging debut from writer/director Ben Young.

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Emma Booth
as Evelyn
Holly Jones
as Miss Martin
Michael Muntz
as Sergeant Mathews
Marko Jovanovic
as Sergeant Henderson
Lisa Bennet
as Gabby Donovan
Kingsley Judd
as Shop Attendant
Eileen Colocott
as Elderly Neighbour
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If you can stomach its content, Hounds of Love is an undoubtedly effective work, an impressive calling card for a director sure to attract the eye of Hollywood.

June 9, 2017 | Full Review…

The snail's-pace horizontal pans, under-the-flight-path score, and other arthouse affectations had collided with the overall unlikeability of the major characters violently enough to make me consider jumping ship.

May 18, 2017 | Rating: 0/5 | Full Review…

What is it about Australian filmmakers and down-and-dirty, no-holds-barred crime dramas? Let's not figure out why they're so good at them and simply enjoy.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An ugly film whose ambitions are never matched by its creators' limited abilities.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

This movie grabs you by the throat and squeezes.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The central performances are riveting ... but the torture Young depicts, even only if it's suggestive rather than blatant, can be difficult to digest over the course of almost two long hours.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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