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Revenge Reviews

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February 15, 2019
Coralie Fargeat ... directs with style and grit, painting a visceral picture that never shies away from being bloody or racy, but manages to avoid falling into exploitation.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 4, 2019
Even its plot holes and inconsistencies cease to become much of a point. "Revenge" is just that satisfying to watch as [Coralie] Fargeat uses genre staples and gender expectations to give us a gruesomely satisfying thrill ride.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 4, 2019
With a pared down plot and only four characters present for any substantial amount of time, this film relies entirely on force of personality. Thankfully, it has that in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2019
Overwhelming emotions and feminist prowess are drawn from the visceral, agonizing, and often-cartoonish images that hold this sick n' ferocious film together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 23, 2019
Matilda Lutz is clearly a stand-out in an exciting twist on a well-worn genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 26, 2018
What Revenge lacks in believable biology it makes up for in style and highly satisfying action beats.
December 26, 2018
With her stylish and bloody rape-revenge thriller, French first-timer Coralie Fargeat turns a disputable subgenre upside down.
December 7, 2018
Nothing about Fargeat's approach to this tale is the least bit nuanced or subdued, because said tale practically demands a primal scream.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 29, 2018
Revenge excels on nearly every technical level, and while the plot fits neatly into the rape-revenge subgenre, it easily puts all others to shame.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
November 8, 2018
Fargeat masterfully plays up to stereotypes before ingeniously subverting and owning them.
November 2, 2018
Inside its gorgeous, candy-colored packaging -- as confident a debut as we've seen in recent years -- Revenge has a warrior of a protagonist who is easy to root for, villains who are easy to hate, and satisfactory justice dispensed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2018
Revenge is an intense, mesmerizing, and extremely brutal film. I can say without a doubt this film was my favorite at the International Horror and Sci-fi Film festival.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
November 1, 2018
Vengeance is a dish served gory in this stylish, brutish bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 25, 2018
Had me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
September 21, 2018
Director Coralie Fargeat brings a unique sensibility to the way bodies - both female and male - are framed and it's clear that Revenge brings something new to the game.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 5, 2018
It announces the birth of a stunning new directorial voice.
August 29, 2018
Revenge lives in a lucid cartoon blood bath with an added feminist manifesto. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2018
Fargeat's grasp of male entitlement and the elements of a rape culture are as sharp as her instincts for visual storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
August 27, 2018
Revenge reveals a filmmaker in full command of her language transforming the way of filming her female protagonist in her progressive step from erotic candy to phoenix and goddess of revenge. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 26, 2018
Rape. Blood. Desert. Blood. Death. Blood. Drugs. Did I mention blood?Revenge, directed by Coralie Fargeat, is the French rape-revenge film you've been waiting for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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