Reviews: Spiral (2021)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Lynn Bousman maintains a decent amount of suspense and will please fans with his five traps and climactic homage to the original film, but “Spiral” lacks thematic teeth. Its killer, who is identified, also gets away. Prepare for more of the same.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: I have gripes with the film, but as I was watching it, I was entertained, and I was invested. It is largely familiar fare, but it ends on a note that warrants further exploration.
  • James Jay Edwards @ The Big Smoke America
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: This reboot doesn’t entirely float my boat, although seeing Rock and Samuel L. Jackson in a torture porn flick at least provides some novelty value.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: There’s plenty of vicious, mean-spirited violence to sate the inherent bloodlust in the core audience. And at the same time, ‘Spiral’ rewrites the script in an interesting way that takes the story to fresh (ish) places.
  • [New] | Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: The film scrapes by as a decently assembled, albeit very gory, detective thriller where the surprises aren’t all that surprising.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: Chris Rock does his best to revive ‘Saw’ but his dynamic funnyman energy can’t save ‘Spiral’ from a weak script, bad acting, ugly cinematography, uninspired direction, and a wholly bungled critique of police brutality.