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.
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...
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 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 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
January 4, 2019
Pledge stakes its genre claim on fruitless anger, merciless abuse and satirical wit concerning what we're willing to do for popularity. Daniel Robbins does plenty with what some will consider a bare-bones take...
January 4, 2019
For those that like their thrillers fast and warped, Pledge is an entertaining take on a familiar story. Partying, torture, death, and dark humor makes for a fun and sometimes gruesome watch.
January 4, 2019
Watching Pledge, I almost felt like I had found the loophole in the system and discovered that it doesn't take a big budget or a recognizable IP to sell a ticket. I was wholly entertained from the start to the finish.
November 20, 2018
Like Hostel meets The Skulls, with a heavier lean on the wanton torture angle than saying anything of substance about the barbaric practice of fraternity hazing in America.
August 24, 2018
Pledge removes the needless fluff of typical college films, throwing viewers directly into the dilemma of finding a renowned fraternity (or sorority) that wants you - versus an unfamiliar one that wants you too easily.
August 23, 2018
Pledge offers a fresh spin on the horrors of pledge life through this new genre angle. This film is a bloody and brutal burst of masculinity that packs a punch.
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