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If the onscreen serial killer isn't having fun, how can we?
Director Doug Aarniokoski and co-screenwriter David Loughery fail to infuse the overly familiar elements with the necessary dark humor.
I don't quite have the nerve to give it a full recommendation but I do have a certain affection for it and I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from seeing it for themselves if they were inclined to do so.
"Nurse 3D" isn't nearly as fun as a movie about a homicidal, sex-obsessed, clothing-averse health care provider ought to be.
Clearly, the recommended prescription for the delusional Nurse 3-D is a deviant hard pill to swallow and that is not necessarily a bad thing neither.
Nurse 3D successfully embraces its exploitatively sexy and sleazy demeanor with a wink and a nod, going for broke with such gonzo-style gusto that you just can't help but admire the end result.
Somewhat surprisingly, Nurse is an amusing neo-giallo/slasher.
Taken at face value -- which is the only way one can probably take Nurse -- it still comes up short.
Huerta towers over the film, an Olivia De Berardinis creation brought to life in a world that might have been conjured by the combined psyches of Brian de Palma and Bob Guccione.
Nurse is one of those modern, pre-fabricated cult movies like The Human Centipede or Sharknado, designed to be talked about amongst friends though never truly satisfying as a genuinely interesting piece of exploitation cinema.
As raw exploitation, Nurse 3D [...] over-promises and under-delivers, which might have been inevitable with a title like that.
Nurse 3D shouldn't work as well as it does, but Paz De La Huerta's enchanting insanity makes for some memorably debaucherous midnight movie moments.
Starts out with a social message then gives up on that and becomes a not great horror movie.
While a little derivative and cheesy, Nurse 3D sort of works in a B-movie kind of way. The story follows a hospital nurse named Abby Russell who kills philandering men on the side, but when she becomes obsessed with one of the nurses in training she starts to get reckless. The performances are deliciously awful and really help to amp up the camp factor. Additionally, a lot of the CGI blood effects look quite fake (especially the ones meant for 3D). However, there's a nice bit of mystery and intrigue to the character of Abby Russell, and whether or not she'll get caught. Ghoulishly entertaining, Nurse 3D is a pretty formulaic horror film that doesn't take itself too seriously.
A more accurate title would have been "Gimmickpalooza!". This film that lauds itself as female driven is still at its core as male-focused as they come. Weird, but not in a good way.
Finally got around to watching Nurse (aka Nurse 3D), and it was one bloody good time.
Sure, it's a pretty brainless film that most feminists will despise, mainly due to its blatant sexualization of women. But honestly, where else are you going to watch an alluring lesbian nurse perform psychotic acts of gore, sexual perversion, and obsession?
Paz de la Huerta is a blood-soaked goddess in this film, and any horror fans looking for a decent thriller with just the right amount of dark humor and gore can't miss out on this one.
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