The Holding


Action / Thriller


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David Bradley as Cooper
Kierston Wareing as Cassie Naylor
Georgia Groome as Gemma
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698.70 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 29 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by frwatty 8 / 10

A well made, well acted British suspense movie

I really enjoyed this film. Set in rural England with some great scenery the film unfolds into a fast-moving will they / won't type film. I found myself rooting for the central characters even though you don't get too know that much about them until later in the film. From the box I knew that some violence was due but even then I was taken back a bit by the swift "justice" that Aden dished out I read that this was the first feature film by the crew and I have to say that I was most impressed. They have put together a really intense and enjoyable film which has a real edge to it. I would highly recommend especially to those who love this genre and all you brit film fans out there!

Reviewed by dawtrina 5 / 10

Nobody seems to get this one.

I don't tend to review many films here at IMDb, because I run my own review site, Apocalypse Later. However I felt I should chime in on this one as none of the other reviewers seem to have got the point of this film and I didn't want potential viewers to be put off by their comments.

Yes, there are similarities to The Stepfather. Certain scenes are overt homages to it. No, it's not a rip-off or a remake or anything similar.

This is a feminist take on that whole genre of horror movies. The strong characters are the women, all of them. The men are only physically strong, but otherwise weak. That the 'stepfather' character gets ludicrous towards the end isn't weak writing. It's making a point. The only man in the picture with any strength is the one who's too old to do much that's physical.

There's also a blurring of the roles of 'killer' and 'victim'. Traditionally, Aden would be just the killer, but it's shown that he's a victim too, not to elicit any sympathy from us but to highlight that his failings are because he's not strong enough to be anything else. He can't break the cycle. Traditionally, Cassie would be the victim but she's anything but here. Even when she's playing that role for necessity's sake, she's the strong one in the scene. She just can't match Aden physically so she doesn't try.

I'd really like to see what female horror fans have to say about this film, especially those who have been subjected to abuse and found a way out. I'm male, but it seems to me that this would be an empowering film for abused women, far beyond its value as a horror/thriller that doesn't follow convention. I've seen it twice and felt that it played even better the second time through as I picked up on certain details that I'd missed first time round.

Reviewed by Matt Kracht ([email protected]) 6 / 10

"The Stepfather" on a farm. In England. With less tension.

For all those Terry O'Quinn junkies, who fondly remember The Stepfather, there's another clone of that venerable "family in peril" thriller. Again, a messed-up guy with a dark past suddenly ingratiates himself into the lives of a struggling family. Appearing too good to be true, the eldest daughter remains skeptical, not trusting him or his motives, despite the rest of the family's wholehearted acceptance. It plays out exactly the same as The Stepfather, though with somewhat less tension. It's not much of a spoiler to say that bodies start piling up rather quickly.

It's not a bad movie, but it's a complete rehash. I chose to be a bit generous with my rating, since I thought the film was fairly well done, even if the story is a complete and utter ripoff of a cult classic. It's an inoffensive way to pass the time, and I'm sure there are plenty of people who've never seen The Stepfather -- to them, the plot will probably seem fresh and exciting. I'd recommend that they check out the original 1987 classic, though. Terry O'Quinn was amazing.

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