Prevenge

2016

Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

25
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 95%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 60%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 3806

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Kate Dickie as Ella
Alice Lowe as Ruth
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1hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 8 / 10

A bun in the oven and a knife in her handbag.

Written by, directed by, and starring Alice Lowe (of Brit black comedy Sightseers), Prevenge follows heavily pregnant woman Ruth (Lowe, who was actually with child at the time) as she takes revenge on those responsible for the death of her partner, urged on in her killing spree by her unborn baby (who she can hear talking to her).

Clearly Ruth isn't firing on all cylinders, which results in plenty of extremely dark humour, the sort we Brits do so well, but with the lady suffering from mental illness/severe depression as a result of her loss, the film is also incredibly poignant—funny but sad—Ruth not receiving the professional help she so desperately needs to deal with her grief.

In addition to Lowe's accomplished direction, sharp writing and excellent central performance, Prevenge also benefits from several wonderfully drawn supporting characters, including Tom Davis's misogynistic DJ Dan (who gets his balls cut off for being such a sleazebag!), a well-meaning but condescending midwife (Jo Hartley), and corporate bitch Ella (Kate Dickie), who interviews Ruth for a job that she has no intention of giving her.

How much you enjoy Prevenge will depend a lot on how warped your sense of humour is, but if you have seen Alice in Sightseers, use that as a yardstick: if you appreciated her witty, dead pan performance in that film, then you'll probably have a good time with this one too.

7.5 out of 10, rounded up to 8 for IMDb.

Reviewed by christopher_langer 3 / 10

Postvengence

This is a film that mistakes visuals for symbolism and never lives up to its potential. Secondary characters, already on shaky ground, become 2 dimensional foils for the main character's cynical, teenage-level comebacks and tirades on the disappointing nature of life. As a dark comedy it also lands surprisingly humorlessly, with jokes falling flatter than in the Garth Marenghi series where Alice Low cut her teeth. That seems to be a problem for movies that walk the line between satire and horror. Where satire demands a razor-sharp read on society using characters and narrative, horror generally is excused any shortcomings so long as the correct blend of gore and cynicism is achieved. And while this latter balance can reflect the brilliance of its creative team, in Prevenge's case is does not.

Reviewed by finetunes 2 / 10

Dark, dark, dark

I love dark comedies and after reading the summary, this one seems like one I'd like but I have one rule for my movies; there has to be at least one likable character. I stayed till the end (my fault, I should have seen the writing on the wall by the halfway point). There can be exceptions to the likable character rule if the movie has enough redeeming qualities. Not this one; please avoid like the plague.

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