The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
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The fact that the film is not tacky in appearance, and is energetically acted, only makes it more depressing.
An especially clumsy, overwrought example of slash-and-hack melodrama.
While it may not do a lot for viewers looking for more of a gory, high-octane horror romp, Visiting Hours is truly an underrated slow-burn gem that deserves a watch, Ironside's performance alone making it a truly worthwhile experience.
For the most part, this is a routine slasher flick, although director Jean Claude Lord does display some occasional innovation in his shot selections.
Even if the film is a washout, it's still massively intriguing to see the filmmakers and actors grapple with it.
This mindless slasher movie borrows unashamedly from better pictures like Peeping Tom and Psycho.
Ironside traz grande intensidade para um personagem que merecia um filme melhor. Já Grant e Shatner, no piloto automático, se perdem em um filme canalha que se entrega à apologia da 'justiça com as próprias mãos'.
Clumsily directed, painfully paced, and all but entirely lacking in anything even remotely resembling atmosphere, dread, or simple ol' scariness.
One of the better slasher films of the early '80s thanks to Michael Ironside's menacing performance as the killer.
Mediocre Slasher with clichéd genre elements, Visiting Hours is uninspired and is a film that we've seen many times before. The problem with the film is that it is a film that we've seen many times before, made in 1982, by this point, the Slasher genre was in high gear, and many films were released, some were good, others forgettable. Visiting Hours is a forgettable one. The cast do what they can with the material. Talented actor Michael Ironside is effective here, but the films falls apart due to a lacking script and it's a shame because he is an effective villain. Genre fans may be disappointed by this one, and if you want the better Hospital themed Slasher film, check out Hospital Massacre instead. This film should have been better, but it feels rushed because of the fact that every studio were trying to outdo Friday the 13th and make a quick buck, it just ends up being another film that suffers from a plot that adds nothing new to the formula. Add to that a low body count, lack of any real suspense, and you have a Slasher outing that doesn't deliver on its interesting premise. If you're going into this expecting a great horror film, you'll sadly be disappointed. You won't find anything really engaging here. This film is quite boring and never really entertaining. This is a mediocre affair that never takes off and just starts coming apart halfway through. Though it's a film that should have been good, everything just seems out of place to really make it a worthwhile experience for horror fans.
A surprisingly satisfying 80's slasher featuring big stars. The storyline was pretty average but the good acting made up for the flaws. There are many plot holes left unanswered, but I was really glad that it didn't feature stupid teenagers and doesn't drag the film on for no reasons, instead, straight to the chase. It's one of the few gems from the 80's that will keep you jumpy for the rest of the day.
An average horror movie, predictable, and pretty boring for the majority of the film.
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