Revenge – Movie Review

Official Synopsis:

Never take your mistress on an annual guys’ getaway, especially one devoted to hunting – a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.

Review Summary:

Revenge is a highly violent and sometimes extremely repulsive movie that shows that Coralie Fargeat has a bright future helming films. Her penchant for grindhouse-style thrills and over-the-top gore is admirable. Her and star Matilda Lutz do their damndest to present a film–albeit a very unrealistic one–that’s gritty, sophisticated and intense.

After an uncomfortable rape scene, three disgusting men leave a woman for dead. When she still has life left in her, she uses all her strength to almost transform into a completely different person and take revenge on her assaulters.

Despite how nuts the film gets, and how much suspension-of-disbelief it requires to enjoy the experience, Revenge is a film that surprised me. It’s gory seuquences will have audiences squirming, and it’s unique editing and startling action makes me ecstatic to see what else Fargeat does.

(See the above video review for a more in-depth discussion)

Grade: A-

Directed by: Coralie Fargeat

Starring: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody gruesome violence, a rape, sexuality, graphic nudity, drug use and language

Run Time: 108 min

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