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Actors: Henrick Nolen, Natalie Dickinson, Caitlin Wehrle, Keith Malley
Director: Patrick Johnson
Tara sets her sights on the unassuming guy-next-door, Ray, and their innocent flirting turns into a regretful one night stand. He is hoping to put the indiscretion safely behind him, but Tara makes it horrifically clear th... more »
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Unoriginal Fatal Attraction Movie
Compay | New Orleans, LA | 02/14/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Update: Thank you to those who just rated this review helpful. It's disappointing that an honest review got me so many "unhelpful" votes by people involved with this movie.
Unfortunately, this movie was a big disappointment on many levels. The real problem with Crushed is that it's incredibly unoriginal, and contains a number of elements cobbled together from different thrillers.
The film's main concept borrows from the Academy Award nominated movie Fatal Attraction. The movie's use of music is virtually identical to scenes in Oldboy, where Waltz music becomes the backdrop of several disturbing scenes. When Tara the psychopath gives one victim a homemade lobotomy before feeding him at the dinner table, you instantly recognize that the scene was lifted from Silence of the Lambs sequel Hannibal.
The acting in the movie is also disappointing. Henrik Norlen, as sort of a poor man's Peter Sarsgaard, seems miscast as an American combat vet with a slight Swedish accent. Natalie Dickinson does an absolutely awful job as Tara, the obsessed admirer. The only actor with any real screen presence is Keith Malley, playing the wisecracking co-worker and buddy of our protagonist. Not coincidentally, Malley happens to be a comedian with a successful online show, and in his debut screen appearance he steals every scene that he's in.
The only thing that distinguishes this film from others are the scenes of torture and gratuitous violence. If the producers had hoped to attract fans of Hostel, they're going to be disappointed. The only reason why I gave the film two stars instead of one was because of the comic relief of Keith Malley as Donnie. Otherwise, I'd hardly consider this movie even worth a rental.
[2/16/10 update: Two five-star reviews (both first time reviews) state that the movie "shook them to their core" (exact wording in both). Every five-star review up now is also by people with only one review. To the film studio: Amazon customers are smarter thank you think, and won't be fooled by fake reviews.]"
Kirkkitsch | Texas | 03/03/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Wow! I can't believe 3 people gave this movie 5 stars and all on the same day! What a coincidence! Lots of core shakin' goin' on! *insert sarcastic fart noise here*"
Worst movie Ive ever seen
mr book owl | Nora Springs,Iowa | 03/06/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Boy,, This movie really takes the cake,This Movie is the worst movie Ive ever seen in my life. 1st It didnt even show the veiwer there was an actuall affair,you didnt find out about that till a couple sceens after it supposibly happened.Then they showed more blood than what was nessesary.Its like they dont even bother to tell you that they had sex(or one time stand)when it happened,But what they did bother to do was show all the gross bloody stabbing and killing that this dissturded girl did.I didnt even bother watching the whole thing,I skipped straight to the ending,Then returned it to the video store.Im glad I rented it before Buying it.I cant imagine who in their right mind would actually rate this a 5 star movie,If you do Im sure they got plenty of them to buy on amazon or at other places."
Keith Malley is not enough
Leroy Joey Arciniega | 03/02/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"the only scenes to look forward to in this movie are Keith Malley's scenes. There are not enough scenes in this movie to make this movie good. My roommates and I watched this movie and laughed but I don't think that's what the director intended. Keith Malley is great this movie is not."