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Revenge Reviews

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May 11, 2018
Though the film makes a valiant effort to subvert a sexist formula by shrouding itself in French art film trappings and pseudo-empowering femininity, it ultimately falls prey to its exploitative roots.
May 8, 2018
A slick production, but not the subversive classic we were hoping for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2018
The male gaze is obviously a pivotal trope to grindhouse movies, and rape revenge in particular. But does it have to be? And at what point does critiquing the thing merely become recreating it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 2, 2018
Purportedly a feminist film because its rape victim is a superhuman survivor who fights back...Coralie Fargeat's "Revenge" is a stylishly shot exploitation movie whose heroine is defined by the amount of butt cheek peeking out of her short shorts.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 15, 2018
Torture and injury ensue, but nothing is as off-putting as the visual excesses which smack of student film-making beneath the high production values...
May 10, 2018
It all becomes very silly and very panto... The claims for feminist credibility feel very last-ditch indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 9, 2018
Revenge is slick and stylish but also very shallow. It's more a cartoon than a real piece of drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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 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
August 24, 2018
Revenge is bloody, disturbing, tense, and highly stylized. French horror is so exciting right now and I can't wait to see more from Coralie Fargeat.
May 23, 2018
What happens next is expected-a roaring rampage of revenge, with each of the three hunters confronted like a video game boss-but Fargeat has some fun tricks to deploy.
May 10, 2018
Revenge is brutal and relentless, but it's all in service of a powerful rise from literal ashes.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 17, 2018
In theory it's nothing you haven't seen, but Revenge will make you feel like it is your first time.
June 20, 2018
Revenge is as much a jarringly smart exploration of gendered violence as it is a slasher spectacle.
May 11, 2018
Revenge is a dish that's best served cold but a very bloody one in the case of Coralie Fargeat's feature directorial debut...a marvelous performance by Matilda Lutz...
May 10, 2018
For a shot of adrenaline in your next cinema trip, look no further - a future cult classic for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 11, 2018
The only real surprise is the sheer volume of gore: If gouged eyeballs, exploded heads, impaled torsos, and beautiful naked people flailing through pools of vital fluids are what you crave, you will be a fan, and I won't judge you.
January 22, 2018
Revenge is a French horror film that starts off rocky but finds it's way home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2018
Finding beauty in brutality, Revenge takes risks, and not only in its grotesque subject matter. The film has unmatched aesthetic ambitions, as waves of vibrant, hyper-stylized sounds and colors elevate the relentless bloodbath.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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