Reviews: Revenge (2018)

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  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It breathes some much needed life into the rape-revenge genre. Corolie Fargeat showcases a genre savvy flair in her filmmaking that is bold, expressive, surprisingly nuanced, and I cannot wait to see what she does next.
  • Matt Donato @ Flickering Myth
    • Excerpt: Ownership, respect and the idea of collecting “trophies” forever set ablaze by this hunting man-cation gone awful.
  • Brent McKnight @ Seattle Times
    • Excerpt: A trippy, sun-bleached, balls-to-the-wall slice of savage French exploitation.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: I only wish the middle third didn’t forget that sense of elaborately layered intrigue for straightforward violent delights. Because if Fargeat can sustain the purposeful visual and narrative complexity of those two bookends throughout her next film, watch out.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
  • C.H. Newell @ Father Son Holy Gore
    • Excerpt: Fargeat’s feminine perspective allows the audience to see this exploitative sub-genre from the POV of a woman, wholly. Instead of focusing on physical degradation, Revenge hammers home all the many ways in which women are degraded by men, wrapped up in a story involving a rape and, of course, the revenge.
  • Kristy Puchko @ Riot Material
    • Excerpt: Coralie Fargeat’s feature debut Revenge is a jaw-dropping thriller that’s both nail-bitingly brutal and fiercely feminist.
  • Márcio Sallem @ Cinema com Crítica [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Um sexploitation que se beneficia da direção feminina para evitar tropeços anteriores