What Keeps You Alive Reviews

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August 24, 2018
Effectively eerie and unnerving.
August 24, 2018
Such a premise has been done before ... but writer/director Colin Minihan's variation on such a tale is particularly ruthless.
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August 23, 2018
As it's unfolding, What Keeps You Alive delivers on its promise and serves as yet another reminder that cabins in the woods are to hapless movie characters what sausage grinders are to livestock.
August 23, 2018
This is the kind of movie where even knowing the genre might be considered a spoiler.
August 23, 2018
The queer aspect initially makes it feel subversive, but What Keeps You Alive is conventional from the get-go.
August 23, 2018
Features excellent performances by leads Brittany Allen and Hannah Emily Anderson and some tidy plot twists.
August 23, 2018
An impressive feature, and one that will likely delight those in the mood for something merciless and feral.
August 23, 2018
Colin Minihan, the writer and director of this stylish horror film, understands that what really matters in such genre entertainments is not what it is, but how it's done.
August 23, 2018
An increasingly preposterous and pretentious horror thriller that's low on scares, intelligence and suspense.
August 22, 2018
Nothing elevates genre better than sharp filmmaking. Sharp writing helps, too. At least What Keeps You Alive has the former.
August 22, 2018
What Keeps You Alive is a solid thriller, constructed with style, that makes its manipulations matter.
August 21, 2018
A smart thriller with a strong sense of physicality to accompany its psychological insights, What Keeps You Alive exerts quite a grip and isn't easily shaken off.
August 21, 2018
Spy vs. Spy by way of The Revenant, only better directed.
August 21, 2018
It feels as if Minihan's most exciting elements are buried under the bloodshed and menace, in service of dour brutality that is definitely brutalizing, but decidedly lacking in heft.
August 20, 2018
If Hannah Emily Anderson's performance was as fully imagined as Brittany Allen's, then What Keeps You Alive might have attained the emotional dimensions of a robust psychodrama.
August 20, 2018
The fake-endings and flimsy manipulations pile up, until the very last frame of the film - in which Minihan adds a sound cue likely to inspire derisive snorts from viewers who've gone with him thus far.
August 20, 2018
What Keeps You Alive squanders its casting with a formulaic story, predictable twists, and a screenplay so hackneyed you can guess lines before they're said.
August 2, 2018
a tense, dizzying exploration of emotional - and emotionless - betrayal, expressed in the language of genre
July 10, 2018
This film never falters in terms of engaging audiences.
July 10, 2018
This is a solid genre exercise, as most of Minihan's films have been, and the kind of thing you're likely to catch late at night on Shudder and wonder why more people didn't tell you about it before.
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