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For all the rough edges, and perhaps because of them, The Horseman is compelling voyeurism, and the two leads are near on perfect.
Marshall's performance, as the desperate, driven father, is striking; it gives the film an emotional centre without ever diminishing the horror of his character's actions.
It's mean and upsetting, but though the cruelty may undermine the message of vengeance breeding vengeance, it's never presented as slickly enjoyable or a facile solution.
Biblical parallels are laid on with crowbar delicacy.
Unfortunately Kastriossios' direction ultimately buckles under the weight of horror cliché expectation as he ups the action ante to almost hysterical effect. It would have been better if he had held his horses, as it were.
A gritty, uncompromising thriller...
a hard-hitting, sympathy-confounding thriller that painfully interrogates our own muddled feelings about the sex industry, retribution, and the limits of love, fatherly or otherwise - with an electrifying performance from Marshall.
It offers better performances than you usually find in a bloodthirsty flick such as this, and heralds the debut of an exciting new filmmaker. The Horseman is for those who like their revenge films unburdened by emotional complexity.
Certainly The Horseman is a calling card for Kastrissios' skills as a filmmaker; one just hopes he doesn't make The Horseman 2.
Steve Kastrissios announces himself as one to watch with this very good thriller, which is smart, relentless and makes the most of it's limitations.
The Horseman is utterly repulsive and beautiful at the same time, shot skillfully with varying degrees of shutter-speed adding to the hazy depth of Christian's mental fracture.
A riveting revenge thriller, this debut by Steven Kastrissios seems certain to set him on a career path similar to one started by Greg McLean after his debut, Wolf Creek, as a calling card to attract international attention
To call this mindless violence would be inaccurate. Whilst incredibly violent in a very gritty way, the acting is of high standard and the storyline realistic, the violence is the outcome of a man pushed to his limits and is destroyed by events.
The main character was really impressive, a great revenge flick, with a dark character that you can empathise with.
Violent Aussie revenge film about a father on the hunt for the men who were responsible for the death of his daughter after they fuelled her with drink and drugs during a porn shoot. It's gritty and brutal with some scenes of torture but it's shies away from showing anything in graphic detail. The film does get a little slow during the middle parts and it isn't as strong as other revenge films out there. A real good attempt for its budget.
A revenge flick done right. No big surprises, but a consistent tone and potent violence keep this on track.
Peter Marshall, Caroline Marohasy, Brad McMurray, Hannah Levien, Evert McQueen, Jack Henry, Christopher Sommers
DIRECTED BY: Steven Kastrissios
A tender drama unfolds between a grieving father and a troubled teenage girl as they drive northbound along the quiet outback roads of Australia. What she doesn't know is that between stops, he is leaving behind a bloody trail of bodies in a revenge motivated killing spree.
Wow... Peter Marshall gave such an amazing performance as the grief stricken father out for revenge and answers. I have yet to see such a fantastic revenge thriller. This blew me away at what this man did to those sick individuals. I mean there are some pretty gruesome parts that are sometimes camera shy in some movies. Meaning they never really show whats happening on screen. But that's not the case with this film. It has a good paste to, no slow moments here. It's action packed from beginning to end. It keeps your attention throughout, and definitely keeps you entertained. You can't help but care for the main character to the point you even root him on in his quest. There are no surprises or big twists, and truthfully this film didn't need any. To simplify it: This is a film that shows you what lengths a parent will go to when they have lost everything they lived for.
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