Thrillers

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Old review – M Night Shyamalan’s beach thriller is all washed up
Gael Garcia Bernal and Vicky Krieps are all at sea in this holiday-from-hell drama

Wendy Ide

01, Aug, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Out of Death review – Bruce Willis trudges through generic wilderness thriller
Willis plays a retired cop who rescues a hiker from drug dealers in this hamfisted paean to ‘open carry’ gun laws

Peter Bradshaw

27, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Offering review – a sizzling Hitchcockian love triangle
A psychologist is forced to confront the fallout of a past romance in a neo-noir from Ventura Durall lacking visual punch

Phil Hoad

27, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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The Exorcist: Ellen Burstyn to reprise role in new $400m trilogy
Universal has picked up the rights to an ambitious new continuation of the Oscar-winning horror

Benjamin Lee

26, Jul, 2021 @7:14 PM

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Lake Mungo: has Australia completely forgotten about its scariest and best homegrown thriller?
Little trace is left of this 2008 indie movie in its home country, despite it developing a cult following overseas for being truly terrifying

James Robert Douglas

26, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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The Boy Behind the Door review – child abduction thriller walks a tricky line
After tweens Bobby and Kevin are kidnapped on their way back from baseball practice, what follows is just about on the right side of palatable

Phil Hoad

26, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Blow Out at 40: Brian De Palma’s ingenious thriller remains his greatest
The auteur’s dazzling 1981 masterpiece sees a never-better John Travolta find himself caught in a dangerous murder plot

Scott Tobias

24, Jul, 2021 @6:28 AM

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How M Night Shyamalan got his groove back
The film-maker’s latest thriller Old marks yet another step back into the public’s good graces after a string of misfires

Charles Bramesco

23, Jul, 2021 @1:57 PM

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Old review – M Night Shyamalan’s fast-ageing beach horror is top notch hokum
With a cast worthy of Agatha Christie, this tale of a resort where time has been terrifyingly accelerated is brilliantly poised between serious and silly

Peter Bradshaw

22, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Jolt review – Kate Beckinsale’s furious heroine is electrically entertaining
Beckinsale is a likable protagonist with anger management issues and Stanley Tucci is her psychiatrist in this fun action-comedy

Leslie Felperin

22, Jul, 2021 @12:57 PM

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Riders of Justice review – Mads Mikkelsen revenge thriller turns screwball
Anders Thomas Jensen’s film is far-fetched, tonally wayward and shouldn’t work at all, but somehow it all comes together

Steve Rose

22, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Every Breath You Take review – Casey Affleck fires blanks in trashy psychodrama
The Oscar-winner gives a sluggish performance as a grief-stricken psychiatrist in this shallow psychological thriller

Cath Clarke

21, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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