Relaxer (2018)

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Doom and gloom are on the way. The Y2K apocalypse can't be stopped. Abbie's older brother issues him the ultimate challenge before it goes down: beat the infamous level 256 in Pac-Man and no getting up from the couch until he does so. Abbie's survival story begins here; inside a rotting living room with no food or water, and a revolving door of numb-nut friends and acquaintances. It's THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL by way of SLACKER.

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Critic Reviews for Relaxer

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Through its precise filmmaking and whirlwind script about one loser who never gets off the couch, it's a magnetic, five-senses experience for slacker cinema.

Jul 21, 2018 | Full Review…

Wildly, happily unique.

Jun 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Relaxer forces viewers to engage with its off-kilter frequency, and risks pushing the material too far with a final time jump.

Mar 12, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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The presumed message - get off the couch and live for yourselves, young Americans! - might be a little more persuasive if our onscreen stand-in were not so revolting.

Mar 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a thoroughly unpleasant experience that, at best, is somewhat humorous as a sketch. At worst, it's an endless trudge through the mind of toxic, irresponsible man-children.

Nov 16, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

With Relaxer shifting from comedic survival story to absurdist horror in its third act, it's at this point in the story where Potrykus has sold his film to the audience. Relaxer prevails as an unbearable survival story.

Oct 23, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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