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Critic Reviews for Splintered
When you finally learn what it's all about, you might have preferred a community theater production of "Annie" instead. "Splintered" is lame to the max.
Poor pacing and predictability -- not to mention amateurish performances -- rob even the kills of genuine impact.
Audience Reviews for Splintered
Splintered (Simeon Halligan, 2010) You have seen this movie at least a dozen times. Innocent, or maybe not so innocent but she's certainly done nothing to deserve this, girl is abducted by someone or something and imprisoned. There is someone close by who may or may not be able to help her, but is useful for passing information through to the captive (and, by extension, to the viewers). There is a Big Reveal about the killer, and often whether the viewer is left with a good taste in his or her mouth about the movie turns on whether that Big Reveal works. (I'm not sure it did here, I don't think this movie could have been saved one way or the other.) It's a well-established framework that lazy scriptwriters insert characters into for an almost instantly-completed movie. The end result, given that you are using a well-established framework, is utterly predictable and very rarely worth your time. Such is the case with Splintered. *
A promising set-up concerning a monstrous presence in Wales, Splintered is filmed well but gets boring about 30 minutes in and fails to fully develop its creepiness. A nice try, Splintered is just ultimately disappointing on a fundamental level.
They has a budget for this movie but I think it went all to the camera work. It was entertaining to a point but when you reach the ending the title made no sense. There was nothing remotely related to what it was called and was a thriller at best. Looking for a scary movie, then pass this and go on another find.
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