Thrillers

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RoboCop review – thrilling, subversive 80s masterpiece from Paul Verhoeven
Paul Verhoeven’s sophisticated sci-fi fable is rereleased in its original director’s cut, with the gruesome violence and black-comic queasiness restored

Peter Bradshaw

18, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Final Cut (Coupez!) review – Hazanavicius’s silly, splattery zombie horror meta-farce
The Artist director’s remake of the Japanese cult film One Cut of the Dead is an undemanding, easygoing way to kick off the Cannes film festival

Peter Bradshaw

17, May, 2022 @8:56 PM

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Cop Secret review – Reykjavík’s answer to Hot Fuzz in action flick sendup
Former footballer Hannes Þór Halldórsson makes his film debut with a goofy comedy about a knucklehead cop afraid to come out as gay

Cath Clarke

17, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Ghosts of the Ozarks review – shrewd Twin Peaksy allegory that musters dark forces
This supernatural thriller digs deep into the underbelly of a weird backwoods idyll

Phil Hoad

16, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Firestarter review – soggy Stephen King remake struggles to ignite
Zac Efron tries his best in an otherwise regrettable retread of the horror author’s tale of a girl with superpowers

Benjamin Lee

13, May, 2022 @6:06 PM

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Top Gun: Maverick review – Tom Cruise is still speedy, less needy in a rock’n’roll sequel
Cruise presides over some surprising differences from his first outing as the navy pilot hotshot in a film that’s missing the homoerotic tensions of the 80s original

Peter Bradshaw

12, May, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Dobermann review – Vincent Cassel’s brutal pulp thriller still bites
This 1997 policier, directed by Jan Kounen, pulses with violent energy, although its pop-video aesthetic looks dated

Peter Bradshaw

11, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Bluff review – tiny-budget cop thriller aims for Guy Ritchie meets Line of Duty
Sheikh Shahnawaz’s low-budget debut cuts its violent thrills with a sprinkling of social realism, but is undermined by a shaky plot development

Cath Clarke

10, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Hell Hath No Fury review – cleverly choreographed violence in a search for Nazi loot
Danish actor Nina Bergman is the commanding, shaven-headed hero of a bleak, subversive parable on the lethal power of greed

Phuong Le

10, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Shattered review – John Malkovich has bizarre cameo in oddball erotic thriller
Luis Prieto’s psychodrama features a promising turn from Lilly Krug but it goes limp in end despite a decent vicious streak

Phil Hoad

09, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Thar review – Anil Kapoor’s violent cop thriller puts the punch in Rajasthan
There are hints of Sergio Leone and Cormac McCarthy in this Rajasthan-set mystery starring the actor and his son

Peter Bradshaw

06, May, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Ian Fleming’s lost James Bond screenplay reveals a very different 007
With no Moneypenny and no M, a previously unpublished script reveals the author’s original ideas for Moonraker

Dalya Alberge

30, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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