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172 Ratings


Directed by Alice Lowe
United Kingdom, 2016
Drama, Comedy, Horror


A pregnant woman takes revenge, embarking on a killing spree that is both vicious and funny. For ruthless Ruth, will motherhood lead to redemption, or destruction?.

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Prevenge Directed by Alice Lowe
If metaphors were movies, Alice Lowe’s new film would be a masterwork. Instead, it’s just smart fun—as well as a promising début… Lowe directs with a spare, clear, brisk style that builds tension and deals death with minimal fuss but displays little imagination; the movie is diabolically clever but it stays within the narrow limits of its cleverness.
March 31, 2017
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It’s at once sturdily engineered and a little bit too tidy, and its shocks grow ever more predictable. And because it doesn’t quite stick its landing, it seems underwhelming in spite of its best bits, including some quick-cut, effectively Wheatleyian imagery that’s been dropped into the mix and a well-deployed electronic score by Toydrum. At this point, Lowe is a more striking and resourceful actor than director, and that’s fine. She’s clearly a huge talent.
March 23, 2017
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Rocking a dirty mind and a sick sensibility, the British import “Prevenge” sends a pregnant serial killer on a darkly comedic odyssey dictated by her malicious fetus. Yet what hoists this bloody battiness above much of the scrappily low-budget horror pack is the smartness of its execution and the strength of the movie’s central performance.
March 22, 2017
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