The Oregonian


The Oregonian (2012)


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Leaving behind a desultory and potentially abusive existence, a beautiful farm girl, known only as The Oregonian (Lindsay Pulsipher), rushes headlong into an unknown future. -- (C) Cinemad

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Lindsay Pulsipher
as The Oregonian
Matt Olsen
as Blond Stranger
Lynne Compton
as Red Stranger
Roger M. Mayer
as Omelet Man

Critic Reviews for The Oregonian

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

"The Oregonian" teases us with horror and amnesia-mystery conventions without sealing the deal either way.

Jun 8, 2012 | Rating: 2/5

Advocates of bad-trip cinema, you may commence cult-worshipping this warped nightmare now.

Jun 5, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

Writer-director Calvin Lee Reeder, making his feature debut, isn't interested in satisfying the conventional expectations of an audience.

Jun 5, 2012 | Full Review…

Tedious horror experiment steals gimmicks from actual avant-garde works and makes them look dull.

Feb 8, 2011 | Full Review…

Reeder shows a knack for unsettling audiovisual textures, but once it's clear The Oregonian will offer no real storyline or explanations, viewer patience wears thin.

Feb 3, 2011
Top Critic

Every frame of the film had a purpose, and that purpose was to unsettle. Mission accomplished.

Nov 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Oregonian

A woman has an accident driving in the deserted woods and finds herself trapped in a world where nothing makes sense. The director, Calvin Reeder, accurately describes it as a "surrealist/experimental movie with splashes of horror"; about a fourth of the audience walked out of the screening I saw, more likely from boredom than shock. If you're going to make a film with essentially no plot, every individual scene needs to be a knockout, and that's just not the case with THE OREGONIAN. But it gets points for remaining defiantly weird, and for a couple of very nice funny/creepy touches: a man whose pee turns all the colors of the rainbow, and a man-sized green muppet character.

Greg S
Greg S

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