The Pack (La Meute) Reviews

  • Oct 10, 2014

    This is NOT one of those films that's so bad it's good! It's just plain BAD!

    This is NOT one of those films that's so bad it's good! It's just plain BAD!

  • Oct 06, 2014

    Interesting plot. Not much of acting. But plenty of gore and suspense.

    Interesting plot. Not much of acting. But plenty of gore and suspense.

  • Oct 22, 2013

    A weird horror flick that showcases some incredible make-up effects and strong performances but, despite its interesting premise and quirks, doesn't ultimately seem to have a purpose, except to perhaps serve as a cautionary tale against picking up hitchhikers.

    A weird horror flick that showcases some incredible make-up effects and strong performances but, despite its interesting premise and quirks, doesn't ultimately seem to have a purpose, except to perhaps serve as a cautionary tale against picking up hitchhikers.

  • Apr 14, 2013

    A creepy, fascinating take on the undead.

    A creepy, fascinating take on the undead.

  • Apr 04, 2013

    La Meute (The Pack) (Franck Richard, 2010) A little over halfway into The Pack, Franck Richard's debut film, it changes from a generic, mindless torture porn film to "what the hell am I watching?". Had it stayed there, I think, it could have been at least half of something special-but instead after that first bout of WTFery, the film goes right back to mindless, derivative joylessness, and I started hating it all over again. It never recovered. The movie begins with Charlotte Massot (Brotherhood of the Wolf's Émilie Dequenne) driving through a snowy wasteland, where she encounters chilly hitchhiker Max (Stella's Benjamin Biolay). They stop at a diner to grab some coffee and warm up, and find themselves menaced by a trio of bikers who are chased off by the diner's shotgun-wielding owner (Micmacs' Yolande Moreau). However, when Max disappears into thin air after a quick trip to the restroom, Charlotte goes looking for him-and finds that things are not at all as they seem... ...all of which seems very promising, but as I said in the opening paragraph, things go downhill very quickly from there until the scene where you suddenly realize what the title of the movie has to do with anything. You get that amazing WHAT...WHAT moment and start thinking "hey, there might actually be a movie underneath all the stupid!" But... no. I wish I could tell you that one scene, and the generally-decent acting ability displayed by both Dequenne and Moreau, makes this worth watching, but again... no. **

    La Meute (The Pack) (Franck Richard, 2010) A little over halfway into The Pack, Franck Richard's debut film, it changes from a generic, mindless torture porn film to "what the hell am I watching?". Had it stayed there, I think, it could have been at least half of something special-but instead after that first bout of WTFery, the film goes right back to mindless, derivative joylessness, and I started hating it all over again. It never recovered. The movie begins with Charlotte Massot (Brotherhood of the Wolf's Émilie Dequenne) driving through a snowy wasteland, where she encounters chilly hitchhiker Max (Stella's Benjamin Biolay). They stop at a diner to grab some coffee and warm up, and find themselves menaced by a trio of bikers who are chased off by the diner's shotgun-wielding owner (Micmacs' Yolande Moreau). However, when Max disappears into thin air after a quick trip to the restroom, Charlotte goes looking for him-and finds that things are not at all as they seem... ...all of which seems very promising, but as I said in the opening paragraph, things go downhill very quickly from there until the scene where you suddenly realize what the title of the movie has to do with anything. You get that amazing WHAT...WHAT moment and start thinking "hey, there might actually be a movie underneath all the stupid!" But... no. I wish I could tell you that one scene, and the generally-decent acting ability displayed by both Dequenne and Moreau, makes this worth watching, but again... no. **

  • Jan 18, 2013

    A solid horror flick. And original.

    A solid horror flick. And original.

  • Jan 04, 2013

    Um, yeah...so I went into this thinking that the PACK in question referred to werewolves or something fo that nature, so when I ended up with a bunch of horseshit about cannibalistic ghouls that a diner owner kidnaps travelers to feed, well, you can imagine how little I cared about at that point. Pass, unless you have more patience than I do.

    Um, yeah...so I went into this thinking that the PACK in question referred to werewolves or something fo that nature, so when I ended up with a bunch of horseshit about cannibalistic ghouls that a diner owner kidnaps travelers to feed, well, you can imagine how little I cared about at that point. Pass, unless you have more patience than I do.

  • Nov 13, 2012

    (***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] I liked the film even though the ending will leave you head-scratching. Marginal thumbs up.

    (***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] I liked the film even though the ending will leave you head-scratching. Marginal thumbs up.

  • Sep 09, 2012

    that was a fucking weird french movie.

    that was a fucking weird french movie.

  • Aug 07, 2012

    Well, a french one... starts as a road-movie, than being a bloody slasher until a sort of comedy-bloody-fairytale...the actors doing a good job, the plot is twisted... when you like horror you be pleased, specially when you like the european style of cinema.....

    Well, a french one... starts as a road-movie, than being a bloody slasher until a sort of comedy-bloody-fairytale...the actors doing a good job, the plot is twisted... when you like horror you be pleased, specially when you like the european style of cinema.....