Revenge movie poster

Leave it to an icky girl to ruin an otherwise festive guys-only hunting party. Every film may be forgiven its one coincidence, the singular little side trip from logic required to kick the plot into motion or to unite seemingly disparate characters. Revenge offers up a young woman who, after being pushed off a cliff and impaled on a dead tree, burns down the offending flora and lives to enact bloody vengeance on the three men who raped and/or tried to kill her. If you can swallow the premise — and I did, whole! — you’re in for a glorious popcorn picture. First-time director Coralie Fargeat went through so many gallons of stunt blood that the last reel of the picture appears to have been shot on a Slip ‘n Slide. And star Matilda Lutz’s offscreen devotion to boxing, surfing, and rock climbing made her a natural for the muscular role. The film would be nothing without her ebullient transition from the boss’s seemingly air headed gumare to a Jane Rambo-style killing machine. 2017.

Scott Marks

This movie is not currently in theaters.


Dragonfly Oct. 31, 2018 @ 3:14 p.m.

If you're willing to believe that a supermodel, after having been impaled through the torso on a dry tree branch, can walk for a dozen miles through hot empty desert with neither shoes nor shade, then your ability to swallow a premise should be in Guinness World Records. (And funny how the branch causes only an exit wound.) The only thing to see here is Matilda Lutz's backside. I suggest going elsewhere for your dose of #MeToo.


danfogel Oct. 31, 2018 @ 6:14 p.m.

Dude, it's just a movie. Most people don't go to most movies expecting foe every scene and detail to be realistic. Maybe you need a disclaimer saying " for entertainment purposes only"?? It's been a couple of years since you last chimed in. Maybe you should wait a little longer next time, or at least until you grow a sense of humor.

Just my opinion.

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