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Directed by Patrick Rea
United States, 2013


The Maguire family is forced to take sudden refuge in a seemingly abandoned storm cellar from a deadly tornado.

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Nailbiter Directed by Patrick Rea

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  • Nick Schwab's rating of the film Nailbiter

    Taut direction at times by Rea with a serviceable concept. The thrills shift from the effective and tense (the tornado scene) to the underwhelming and generic (the attempted rescue by a policeman,) while an underwritten script in characterizations and drama make one wish it played up the family relationship element stronger. Unsure in intention and uneven in execution, Nailbiter, at least, has a creative pulse.