Proxy Reviews

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August 30, 2019
At times tasteless and potentially offensive, the film is also strikingly unpredictable, utilizing violence effectively.
November 10, 2018
Parker's slow burn and chilly-minded Proxy is an intensifying horror vehicle that sneaks up on one's nervous system with its observational dark character studies and creepy tension that builds gradually while creating an understated complexity of fear.
August 21, 2018
Even with these flaws, Proxy is a fascinating film.
March 7, 2016
The film is overly long, has its vantage point changed too often, and proves more confusing than entertaining.
February 4, 2015
The movie has the kind of psychological plausibility that a fever dream does, the kind Blue Velvet does.
May 7, 2014
Proxy is too many conflicting movies crammed into a daunting 2 hour run time. Zack Parker juggles too many plates at once, and they all come crashing down simultaneously.
May 5, 2014
It seems director Parker could well have made his point and maintained his dramatic impact without creating such a sadistic streak that emanates through the narrative.
April 25, 2014
By the end of the movie's two hour plus (!) runtime, writer/director Zack Parker seems to be saying one thing, over and over and over again: women be crazy.
April 22, 2014
unpredictable enough to bring the film far above standard scare fare
April 18, 2014
Director/co-writer Zack Parker's second feature is more ambitious and subtle than it first appears
April 18, 2014
[With] performances better suited to a high school play
April 18, 2014
Parker has made a tough, brutal, and often riveting thriller.
April 17, 2014
When almost everyone on screen is nursing a pathology, interest in their fates is far from guaranteed.
April 17, 2014
Whatever "Proxy" lacks in narrative cohesion and psychological realism, it makes up for in its compelling fever-dream quality and its probing questions about the darker side of parenting.
April 17, 2014
Low-budget genre pictures as bold and ambitious as Proxy don't come around often; even when they do, few of them boast execution that's as accomplished as the concept.
Top Critic
April 17, 2014
Proxy's greatest attribute is its deliberate dismantling of the audience's assumptions. Writer-director Zack Parker has made a genre whatsit whose central mystery lies in the stealth motivations of its characters.
April 16, 2014
Like a lot of conspiracy thrillers, the questions it raises prove more compelling than the answers it slowly teases out.
April 15, 2014
There's enough talent here to suggest that Parker could one day give us a truly memorable white-knuckler, but Proxy is too tenderfooted to stand on its own.
April 15, 2014
Skirting horror and black-comedy terrain without quite surrendering to either, the pic proves rather bracing even if it doesn't hold up to much plot-logic scrutiny.
April 15, 2014
"Proxy" doesn't always work, but its commitment to unpredictable twists and pushing beyond morbid extremes bears the stamp of showmanship sorely lacking from many other examples of the genre.
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