Pledge Reviews

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July 20, 2019
Pledge is (sometimes frustratingly) ambiguous ... I have to give it credit, though. It's a scrappy little thriller that kept me entertained and enthralled the entire time.
May 1, 2019
Capitalist imagery is used throughout to parallel frat culture's devious inner workings to that of capitalism, showing similarity between two cruel systems of exploitation.
April 2, 2019
As nauseating as digesting rat soup.
February 7, 2019
Pledge isn't great, but it knows how to work viewers over without forcing them to wallow in complete depravity and it leaves you curious to see what Robbins and Weiner come up with next.
February 7, 2019
[Pledge's] main goal is to create a sense of dawning terror from the lengths to which these wealthy kids plan to push their charges, and the amount of misery those younger teens are willing to endure for the reward of being inducted...
February 1, 2019
It never finds the satirical edge that might have counterbalanced all the mirthless sadism - American Psycho this isn't - but Pledge at least has the restraint to remain satisfyingly cryptic and volatile.
January 18, 2019
Pledge is no masterpiece. It is, however, a tightly packaged, insightful and mean little flick.
January 17, 2019
A lean and mean shocker that tells its tale of collegiate hazing run amuck with brute efficiency.
January 17, 2019
As a video-nasty take on hazing gone to stunning extremes, this indie gem ... does pretty well for itself.
January 16, 2019
The characters and premise of "Pledge" are over-the-top, but the movie understands that - whether comedy or horror - all these stories are really about a desperate yearning for belonging.
January 14, 2019
Lean and mildly entertaining with unflinching violence, but it's ultimately too shallow and offers very little that's surprising, clever or inventive.
January 11, 2019
A purposefully exploitive mixed bag to say the least.
January 11, 2019
The guys eventually fight back... By that point, though, Pledge hasn't given a single character enough of a brain or a spine to care.
January 10, 2019
"Pledge" bends now and then, but never breaks, staying alert with grotesqueries and panic, presenting a compelling mess of virginal lust, cackling machismo, and fraternity menace.
January 10, 2019
If you like your torture movies tight, twisty and decently executed, then "Pledge" is for you.
January 10, 2019
At a time when all kinds of boys' clubs are being dissected in every available form of media, the hand-me-down visions in Pledge aren't nearly as edgy as they intend to be.
January 9, 2019
This movie is sometimes very silly, but often it's rather intense.
January 9, 2019
At its core, Pledge is an uncomfortable examination of the conflicts that can arise when desire and power intersect in bro-social situations.
January 7, 2019
With just enough violence to appal but never sensationalise, Pledge's stomach churning take on hazing rituals and the powerful men moving through the shadows
January 7, 2019
Efficient
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