• Dan

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dan 17 Mar, 2014

    Eric: The trick is not to go too far. Just enough to break through the skull.

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  • Matt

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matt 17 Apr, 2014

    Second viewing a few years on, still really great. A rare treat with a unique tone. Recommended.

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  • cineedo
  • Marco Gennuso

    ★★★★ Added by Marco Gennuso

    Sadistic as fuck! It's like Misery meets Sixteen Candles. Xavier Samuel has very little dialogue as the lead actor, but he emotes in such a genuine fashion he doesn't need words to convey his pain (from both inwards and outwards). The psycho bitch in this is fantastic in the role and totally unassuming as a murderous cunt. Seriously, this is the perfect date movie to watch with your loved one. You'll appreciate each other's company a bit more I think!

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  • Alex Leonardis

    ★★★ Watched by Alex Leonardis 14 Apr, 2014

    After feeling so invested into the characters in the first act, to be totally thrown down the rabbit hole and become terrified for their lives is a strong tonal shift. It almost costs this movie it's livelihood. Though, The Loved Ones taps into what keeps us coming back to cinema. That feeling of triumph. The ability to cheer for these individuals and see them hopefully succeed is important. It's an aspect in cinema, and especially in horror, that is kind…

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  • Harry Fuertes

    ★★★ Watched by Harry Fuertes 14 Apr, 2014

    *Watched with Alex Leonardis*

    A very satisfying horror movie that combines quirky 80s throwback, torture porn, and a disturbing mystery thriller all into one. Featuring a strong lead performance by Robin McLeavy as the deliciously sinister and bonkers antagonist, The Loved Ones is an artful and indulgent piece of gory cinema that entertains and repulses. Although it doesn't fill the whole capabilities of its intriguing and nasty premise, I was still impressed with knowing this was the debut film by…

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  • Arden

    ★★★★ Watched by Arden 14 Apr, 2014

    Carrie meets Misery

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  • yurik09

    ★★★½ Watched by yurik09 09 Apr, 2014

    Well i'm glad i was patient enough to sit through a very boring beginning and some weak acting. This film picks up the pace after about 45 minutes in and then you just can't stop watching.
    Just one tip, girls - Don't mess with a metalhead!

    P.S. i might go back into drilling after seeing this film, cheers you crazy Aussies

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  • fulci420

    Added by fulci420

    This is one of those movies that you look up reviews for and you get nothing but praise, then you actually watch the thing and think WTF were they thinking. Maybe because it's Australian and not that well known people give it a pass, but really this is just crap. Plot is boy gets asked out to prom, boy refuses, girl and father kidnap boy and then torture him for 50 minutes. In between there is a subplot in which…

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  • fatpie42

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by fatpie42 28 Apr, 2013

    A horror comedy, but with some pretty seriously gritty horror. First time I watched this it ended up becoming too much and I had to stop watching. After watching "The Texas Chain Saw Massacre" I felt able to return to it. The two films are kindred spirits with "The Loved Ones" involving a very impressive take on the theme of being captured by maniacs.

    As if to show how meaningless the term is, this is probably the nearest thing I've…

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  • trigjosh

    ★★ Watched by trigjosh 26 Mar, 2014

    What a weird fucked up film. Only disappointment was that it was Australian. Girl exacts her revenge for being snubbed for a prom date. Lots of gore, lots of tension. AND, lots of bad acting.

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  • Dave H.

    ★★★★½ Watched by Dave H. 23 Mar, 2014

    Amazing! I waited a long time to see this one and it was, without question, worth the wait. Just wish I hadn't waited that long :)

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