What Keeps You Alive Reviews

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June 14, 2019
Taut, thrilling and packed with delicious twists and turns, this is a terrific indie horror that marks out Minihan as a serious talent to watch.
May 19, 2019
Fans of the home invasion subgenre are sure to enjoy the effective execution of well-worn tropes and unexpected narrative twists.
December 7, 2018
A dark, gut-wrenching pleasure, anchored by Anderson's utterly chilling performance.
December 6, 2018
What Keeps You Alive is beautifully and effortless composed. Long takes will swiftly and smoothly carry you throughout the barren woods and rustic cabin, while gradually building tension that lasts until the films final moments.
October 31, 2018
While What Keeps You Alive strains credibility on more than a couple of occasions, the cat and mouse machinations which kick in after the film's early devastating plot twist make for a highly watchable genre exercise.
October 31, 2018
Despite a few predictable beats, "What Keeps You Alive" offers plenty of effective jolts, helped along by the chemistry between leads Anderson and Allen.
October 31, 2018
That being said, the victory of What Keeps You Alive is not its heart-thumping (and a little too long) second act, but the question of survival versus vengeance the film raises.
October 31, 2018
Nonetheless, it's an entertaining and well-crafted effort from a resourceful indie team who've scored enough respectable base hits to date that one might reasonably expect them to deliver a home-run any time now.
October 31, 2018
A simultaneously terrifying and (intentionally?) humorous tale of betrayal.
September 28, 2018
The film could be sharper and tighter - ten minutes and at least four endings shorter - but the moments of success in What Keeps You Alive out-weigh the film's faults.
September 28, 2018
What Keeps You Alive builds suspense with proper payoffs, but doesn't offer the kill shot. Jackie may have to do that herself as well.
September 27, 2018
The movie may have a couple of twists and logical lapses too many, but that's a minor drawback. Fair warning: If you're not a fan of nail-biting, bloody suspense, this thrill ride isn't for you.
September 15, 2018
In Minihan's script the question is not if violence will erupt; the question is when. The carefully placed red herrings in the first act tease that something is amiss, despite the fact that Jules and Jackie have an affectionate, playful relationship.
September 13, 2018
A blood-soaked, nerve-shredding psychological horror that cements [Colin Minihan] as one of the best genre filmmakers working today.
September 10, 2018
An intelligent, precisely planned thriller, combines with two strong central performances from it's female leads to make What Keeps You Alive a must watch.
September 6, 2018
What Keeps You Alive doesn't change the game but it has a little bit of fun while playing it.
September 6, 2018
Anderson switches with ease from loving, innocent girlfriend to straight-faced psychotic, and both actors bounce off one another in their roles - Allen succeeds in securing empathy from an audience, with a face of earnestness and naïveté.
August 29, 2018
It holds your attention for much of its ninety-nine minutes duration and the performances from Allen and Anderson make this a highly-effective two-hander.
August 27, 2018
Rather, What Keeps You Alive is a practice of building tension and bending common horror tropes to create something refreshing.
August 24, 2018
The dead center of the movie is a protracted rowboat chase no amount of thumping music can rescue. What Keeps You Alive barely picks up from there.
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