Thoroughbreds Reviews

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July 23, 2020
By taking beats from the screwball comedy and injecting them with embalming fluid and battery acid, Thoroughbreds is one of the most impressive debuts in recent years.
July 18, 2020
Thoroughbreds is a pitch black dark comedy in the vein of Heathers or Throw Momma from the Train. Think Mean Girls filtered through the bleakly humorous noir lens of the Coen brothers.
July 1, 2020
Strange and unorthodox, "Thoroughbreds" subverts expectations, offers unexpected flourishes of heart, and doesn't provide easy answers or over explain every detail.
June 2, 2020
Watching the two young women bond while bringing out each other's worst qualities is a fascinating, hypnotic and darkly humorous process that is the dark heart of the film.
January 30, 2020
Although disturbing to watch...we can't look away due to a director's sharp lens.
October 16, 2019
["Thoroughbreds" features] sharp dialogue and vivid characterizations.
August 2, 2019
Thoroughbreds is a perfect example of various elements coming together to make a great film.
July 24, 2019
Thoroughbreds is a comedy, but it's the sort of comedy that would probably be found in the Drama section if Blockbuster still existed.
July 11, 2019
A fable full of bile, visually cold and impeccable, like a luxury perfume advertisement. With acid inside the bottle. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 18, 2019
horoughbreds probably isn't quite as sophisticated as it may think itself to be, but it is proof that at least a modicum of self-awareness, impeccable casting and a savvy satirizing of significant social stereotypes can be an engaging endeavor.
June 3, 2019
A disturbing and powerful critique of Randian Objectivism, whose social Darwinism celebrated a culture of selfishness.
April 26, 2019
A dark, dark movie - but one that I really liked.
February 14, 2019
There might not be a huge amount going on beneath the surface...but it's hugely compelling and shows serious star power on both sides of the camera.
January 29, 2019
Intersecting the friction of a taut thriller and the biting wit of a dark comedy, Cory Finley proves he has the eye and the talent.
January 9, 2019
If you want to work your way into fresh independent flicks, Thoroughbreds is sure to shake your stable.
December 28, 2018
Most interesting, however, is the way writer/director Finley - a member of the Youngblood collective of under-30 playwrights - messes around with our ideas and expectations about what constitutes a sociopath.
December 22, 2018
Joy, Cooke and Finley constantly keep us guessing and part of what makes the film so fun is that it's not easy to predict.
December 20, 2018
The majority of this film is pretty fantastic. Too bad the director had to go and nearly spoil it all with a tacked on, irrelevant epilogue.
December 7, 2018
Finley's feature doesn't want to be liked; it just wants the viewer's full attention. On that score, it's a wickedly engaging triumph.
November 1, 2018
Chilly, sardonic and cruel, Cory Finley's killer debut Thoroughbreds is a narcissistic response to teen thrillers of the 90s.
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