Prevenge

2016

Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / Horror / Thriller

165
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 95%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 5,420

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Cast

Alice Lowe as Superintendent
Gemma Whelan as Miranda
Kate Dickie as Sergeant Morag
Kayvan Novak as Reza
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642.61 MB
1280*720
English
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23.976 fps
88 min
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1.33 GB
1920×1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
88 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by markgorman 8 / 10 / 10

Prevenge: The best pregnant, slasher, comedy, horror movie...ever.

The three Greek Furies that feature prominently in the 1934 Noirish movie, Crime Without Passion, are the central metaphor in Alice Lowe's extraordinarily dark Prevenge, billed as the world's first pregnant, slasher, comedy, horror movie. In it, Alice Lowe's character, Ruth, embarks on a revenge murder spree goaded on by her helium-voiced, gestating baby. It takes her to Wales and, in one breathtaking scene, the streets of Cardiff on Halloween night where she claims she almost needed protection from the boozed-up locals in a sequence reminiscent of Scarlett Johnassonn's Under The Skin street walk in Glasgow. The reason for her bloody revenge spree is only revealed in drips (so I won't spoil it - like a preview I read before the screening did for me) which adds greatly to the narrative tension. The making of this low budget Film Four offering is remarkable. Lowe was offered development money and finding herself pregnant used her condition to inspire this blackest of black script. She then wrote, produced, cast and filmed (in 11 days) the whole affair before her baby arrived. Seeing an actor perform whilst heavily pregnant, and genuinely playing a pregnant character, is a rarity (my only recollection is Frances McDormand in Fargo) and Lowe certainly makes the most of the opportunity. Shooting took place in her late third Trimester. The Furies are the ultimate avenging angels and she uses the extraordinary scenes from Crime Without Passion to symbolise her quest for justice, viewing the movie from the comfort of her hotel room where she takes respite, despite noisily bonking near neighbours, from her exhausting killings. The killings themselves are simple but bloody affairs and each has hilarious set ups. Can she complete her task before the long arm of the law catches up on her careful forensic clean ups? You'll have to see it to find out. This is classic British black comedy at its best. Using its low budget as a virtue but still making some moments of genuinely great cinematography, most notably in an exotic pet shop and a beautiful full facial dream sequence in a yoga class. It has echoes of Mike Leigh's early work and Ben Wheatley's Sightseers is an obvious reference point. Obvious because Lowe is its co-star and it too shares a murderous plot line. But, comparisons aside, this is an entirely original take on several genres that does its damnedest to create a genre of its own. Whether there's room for thousands of pregnant, slasher, comedy, horror movies is debatable. So we'll just have to agree on one thing. The original and best.

Reviewed by Jackson Booth-Millard 1 / 10 / 10

Prevenge

I first heard about this movie when Mark Kermode talking about it, the title made it obvious what the premise was, Alice Lowe made her big screen writing debut with the fantastic Sightseers, she wrote the script for this film in about three and a half days, and this was her directorial debut, so I was really looking forward to it. Basically Ruth (Alice Lowe) is seven months pregnant, she is still reeling from a tragic incident, and she wants revenge against the people she knows caused it. Ruth's husband was climbing with a group, but a life or death incident occurred, the rest of the group were forced into cutting his rope, causing him to fall to his death. Since this happened, Ruth believes she is hearing the voice of her unborn child, he or she is enraged against society, speaking from Ruth's womb, the child coaches his or her mother into luring those who caused the father's death, and ultimately killing them. One by one, spurred on by the voice of the child, Ruth tracks down the people who were climbing with the father, and gets her revenge, killing them in any brutal way that is available. Ruth constantly struggles with her loneliness, with only the misanthropic child voice guiding her, apart from her killing spree, the only thing to worry about is the health of her child, overseen by the Midwife (Jo Hartley). Of course, Ruth also struggles with her conscience following each murder, and not just spontaneous killings, but her revenge continues, until the point when her waters break, and she has reached her final, and the most crucial victim, who the baby blames above all. Also starring Game of Thrones' Gemma Whelan as Len, Game of Thrones' Kate Dickie as Ella, Kayvan Novak as Tom, Dan Renton Skinner (Angelos Epithemiou) as Mr. Zabek, Tom Davis as DJ Dan, Mike Wozniak as Josh and Tom Meeten as Zac. Lowe deserves a lot of praise, for making a good performance, for writing a witty script, and for directing in only eleven days, and all whilst seven months pregnant in reality, the cast of recognisable British comedy talent all do well also. It is darkly funny, very violent with plenty of grisly deaths, but also quite clever with its observations about the treatment of pregnant women in society, a worthwhile black comedy. Very good!

Reviewed by davidsvarez 1 / 10 / 10

extremely boring!!!

When I read reviews complaining about too much sex, profanity, racism, sexual explotation or any other reason (like a pregnant woman being a killer) I think how stupid people are. WHen you watch a movie you must forget your religion or sexual prejudices and JUST enjoy the movie. I usually don´t have any kind of problem watching a movie. It must be something too obvious (and most of the time political propaganda to complain about it). In this case I couldn´t finish the movie. The pace was so slow and the story so boring. It is so dificult to get the right pace in a movie. SOme of them can be really slow but you don´t care, the director knows how to make it work. IN this case, she doesn´t. If you want to watch a good horror movie with a pregnat woman I recommend INSIDE (L'interiour). OK, it is gore but at least I had a good time and really gave me the creeps

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