Would You Rather (2013)

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In the wake of her parent's death, Iris (Brittany Snow) struggles to make ends meet while caring for her terminally ill younger brother. Shepard Lambrick (Jeffrey Combs), a seemingly philanthropic aristocrat, expresses an interest in helping them. When he invites her to an exclusive dinner party, she accepts. Also attending the dinner party are seven more desperate individuals. They soon find themselves trapped in Lambrick's mansion and forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where the winner will be awarded untold amounts of money. As the game progresses, the dilemmas Iris and the other players face grow increasingly deadly. (c) IFC
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
IFC Films

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Cast

John Heard
as Conway
Jeffrey Combs
as Shepard Lambrick
Robb Wells
as Peter
June Squibb
as Lewis
Logan Miller
as Raleigh
Jonny Coyne
as Bevans
Logan Miller
as Raleigh
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Critic Reviews for Would You Rather

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (8)

Hardly a most dangerous game night at the movies.

Full Review… | February 14, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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This restrained exercise in torture porn benefits from its clever concept and restrained execution.

Full Review… | February 8, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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A derivative horror movie with highfalutin pretensions.

February 8, 2013
New York Times
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Director David Guy Levy's witless homage to the "Saw" franchise and its ilk.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
New York Post
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With a bit less grisliness, it could have been a mystery dinner-theater performance.

Full Review… | February 7, 2013
New York Daily News
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Though Combs is clearly enjoying himself, the fun doesn't always carry over to the audience.

Full Review… | February 6, 2013
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Would You Rather

½

It is almost funny how Jeffrey Combs, eternal cult star of trashy B movies, seems to be the only one having a lot of fun pretty much like his character, while everyone else - all other characters and also us viewers - are forced to partake in this pointless torture porn derivative of Saw.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

Forget the mainstream critics reviews.This movie will mostly be enjoyable to horror fans. Not to bash the critics, but don't they read the movie description before watching, like: "She arrives to find herself ... forced to play a sadistic game of Would You Rather, where only the winner will get out alive." That line should either turn them off completely, or at least force them to review it from a fan's perspective. The movie has a great premise AND original story with fine acting to boot (rare in a B-movie). Budget limits are effectively managed so that you barely notice the low budget impact. In fact, because some of the more horrific scenes are not shown they are more cringe-worthy as your mind gets to fill in the details. But the standout is Jeffrey Combs of Reanimator/From Beyond fame that plays the host of the WORST DINNER PARTY GAME EVER! He balances his sociopathic morality with a genteel propriety that makes his character stand out from the disposable extras. The twist ending is predictable and you wish the more dastardly character deaths were more horrific, but overall it is a very entertaining horror flick. The late, excellent Roger Ebert, would hate this movie, but I would never use his review for a horror movie. The average soul just wants to be entertained, and this flick, if you can handle a razor blade near the eye, does just that.

Mark Beckford
Mark Beckford

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Seems that I have seen this premise before, but this had a little bit of a twist to it. Other than that, not the most original of movies....

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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