Still leaves a bitter taste in the mouth after all these years; like I ate shit and lived. 5.7/10
Started like an homage to The Shining before showing its true colours. Another bad horror film that chooses to exploit the talents of Robert Englund without giving him anything worthwhile to work with. Is Jason London the one from Dazed and Confused or was that Jeremy? Ah, it doesn’t matter. Just stay away from this. 2.4/10
Blissfully gritty and violent combination of pulp action and neo noir. It's the strongest in a string of distinguished work since Schwarzenegger has returned to movies. This is David Ayer's uncompromising reaction to The Expendables and it's not for wimps. Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos turn in exciting gender-defying performances as the hard-boiled women trapped in this nightmare of throbbing, reckless machismo.
EL James originally published a two-part piece of Twilight fan fiction called Master of the Universe wherein Bella was sexually enslaved by Edward and, apparently, "fucked hard". Eventually, a publisher encouraged her to modify that into an original story, which became the ridiculously successful Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
That may partly explain why this film seems aimed at younger women ready to move past soft titillation into soft S&M. It's a bit like a nineties erotic thriller, minus the…