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100 WORD FILM REVIEWS
Revenge

 Image © Rézo Films 

Image © Rézo Films 

REVENGE: C 

Coralie Fargeat’s feature debut tackles the rape-revenge story with an assured style and precise direction. However, only so much one can done with this marginal genre. On the plus side, Matilda Lutz delivers a strong performance; the film is beautifully lensed with a color palette reminiscent of Mad Max: Fury Road; and gorehounds get their fill of over-the-top violence. Unfortunately, thrills are dampened throughout because Fargeat’s feminist slant utilizes overwrought symbolism and recycled boilerplate dialogue. As a result, Revenge doesn’t offer more than exploitation schlock like I Spit On Your Grave or more refined genre staples such as Ms. 45

Sean Woodard, Staff Writer 


Revenge 

Starring Matilda Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe, Guillaume Bouchède 

Written & Directed by Coralie Fargeat 

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