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Eden Lake review
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A good movie

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I heard it was pretty hardcore and during the first seconds, they give you some quick flashes about what will happened so I was warned but, still, what an ordeal! There were here some really violent sadistic gore scenes and the movie was slightly going towards the torture porn (such as 'Hostel', 'Saw', ...) but they still managed to stay away from that genre. The main difference was that the whole plot was actually pretty realistic and the story described something that could actually take place which was pretty scary when you think about it. Furthermore, the characters were pretty well written and I could easily identify with them. Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender (one of the fast rising stars nowaday), both delivered some strong and convincing performances. The 'kids' were terrific as well, in every sense you can possibly imagine. So, I liked this flick but I'm not sure if I can recommend it. Indeed, the whole thing was pretty hardcode and, at the end, I even felt a little bit nauseous, so if you are sensitive, I would advise to avoid this one. To conclude, I think it was a a decent watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you have a strong stomach and even more if you like the genre.

7/10
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Added by johanlefourbe
6 years ago on 19 October 2011 10:22



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Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Feb 18 23:36
I'm on the exact same page as you. I enjoyed the film for what it was, but I cannot recommend it easily. For me it will always be the movie in which my girlfriend walked in on the last twenty minutes and after it was over slapped me in the side of the face and told me to never show her something like that again. This type of film is quite difficult to stomach for some and think that gives it a bit more power. The scenes while graphic were realistic enough in tone and realism that it stayed out of torture porn territory. If you haven't seen the film THEM I recommend that one as well as it's somewhat in the same vein as this one. While you can't recommend these on the fact they are great and make you feel wonderful one can mention them in the state of mind that bad things can happen to anyone and that's a truly scary fact.

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