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Pet (2016)



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This haunting, psychological horror follows Seth, a lonely man working in an animal shelter. His monotonous routine is broken one day when he bumps into Holly, a girl from school who he soon becomes obsessed with. However, when she rejects his advances, Seth's obsession reaches a terrifying new level, with Holly hiding secrets of her own.

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Janet Song
as Mrs. Gundy
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Critic Reviews for Pet

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

The film is engrossing, thanks to the director's skill at delivering sustained tension, and the excellent performances.

December 6, 2016 | Full Review…
Hollywood Reporter
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Pet sputters and pants its way to a kind of twist, one that's genuinely misogynist on the one hand but also too cretinous to be authentically repellent.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…
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The films zigs where you expect a depraved zag, resulting in a smart and unsettling tale ...

December 1, 2016 | Full Review…
AV Club
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[Its] strengths ... are undermined by a story that gives Seth an out and seems to suggest that we should forgive him. Not likely.

December 1, 2016 | Full Review…
New York Times
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The constant power flipping allows for some interesting explorations of both the misogyny and misandry demonstrated by the main characters, and the way they justify their actions through the philosophical lens of love and sacrifice.

December 1, 2016 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
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It becomes a more enjoyable movie around the midway point, but it also becomes a lesser one.

December 13, 2016 | Full Review…
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