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.
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.
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.