Stuck Reviews

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November 16, 2011
January 9, 2009
Gordon has directed drama, such as Mamet's 'Edmond', but also visceral horror movies like 'Re-Animator'. Elements of both are evident in this taut psychological thriller.
January 9, 2009
Stuart Gordon's low-budget thriller is so compellingly perverse that it transcends its humble premise.
January 9, 2009
With a little more ingenuity, a few more evilly funny lines and a more interestingly written role for its female lead, this could have been a minor cult classic.
December 16, 2008
As the title of this splatter comedy by writer-director Stuart Gordon indicates, he's like a bug stuck to her windshield, and that's about the level of humanity and insight one can expect here.
October 18, 2008
It's a grueling little noirish thriller with slasher-worthy gore.
July 18, 2008
Stuck gives a boost to the dramatic elements of the story, while preserving the stern lesson about a society crumbling under the weight of self-interest and moral decay.
July 18, 2008
You might hope for fiction to bring insight to senseless cruelty, rather than augment the ignominy of the original crime.
July 11, 2008
Stuck lost me the moment it started going for cheap laughs. Are we really meant to snicker at his suffering and at this awful, awful woman?
June 26, 2008
There's no shortage of scenes that you'll watch through your fingers, groaning -- but you'll watch all the same.
June 6, 2008
Even though it may seem a long haul at just 85 minutes, it pays off by the time things finally start spiraling into hell.
June 6, 2008
Stuck is a shot at making a cult film that doesn't quite come off, which is too bad because Gordon is an intriguing filmmaker whose work is worth a look.
June 6, 2008
Deliciously twisted and divinely ill, Stuck does everything a good horror movie should: It contrasts the insane and the mundane, it reflects the social condition, and it offers jolt after jolt of gory surprise.
June 5, 2008
A quick and nasty social satire that comes with the 'inspired by a true story' avowal, Stuck melds horror and humor as it offers a literally lacerating portrait of humankind at its worst.
June 5, 2008
The question is why the time, talent and treasure of such energetic and even gifted artists have been marshaled in such a disgusting and trivial genre exercise and what viewers are supposed to get out of it. Isn't life hard enough?
June 4, 2008
Whether it's worth the price of a ticket is a matter of individual taste and whether there's sufficient interest in the premise to excuse the hit-and-miss execution.
June 2, 2008
Gordon's inventions — vivid, gruesome and occasionally quite funny — offer a just-deserts ending and make both characters surprisingly active participants in their fates.
May 30, 2008
Grandiose claims have been made in some quarters for this nasty, economical little film, but it does what it sets out to do pretty well.
May 30, 2008
Stuart Gordon, the mostly under-the-radar director of Re-Animator, pops back into view with this amusing trifle -- a piece of scuzzy tabloid noir.
May 30, 2008
A taut drama that manages to be thoughtful without forgetting it's a creep-out.
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