Alexandra's Project
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Steven's birthday promises to be a particularly happy day, because he has finally gotten his much-sought-after promotion. Steven sets off on his homeward journey bearing the good news. He drives out to the suburb where he lives, looking forward to the party Alexandra, his wife, is sure to have organized for him. However, when he gets home, the house is strangely quiet. After searching the darkened rooms in vain for party guests, Steven finally comes across videotape with the words "play me" written on it. It's a tape of Alexandra with a gun pointed at her head. Steve grabs… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a contrived -- though carefully crafted -- bit of movie gamesmanship that sometimes seems like a claustrophobic stunt."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"It's a movie that will leave few men unrattled and many women vicariously satisfied."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Manipulateur et de mauvaise foi."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"It's the tension and performances that pull you through, never letting your attention stray from what's going down on-screen."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"Even though the performances are terrific and the claustrophobic atmospherics effective, the film elicits more anger than praise."
‑ Angela Baldassarre,
"De Heer offers a wicked twist on household secrets and lies."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Buday is coolly persuasive in the seesaw role of an unbalanced housewife who jerks from despair to anger."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"It plays as part thriller, part psycho drama, but really tends to play around with the genres rather than settle in for the ride."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"confidently shot and scripted in clipped, emotionally direct dialogue that's thankfully not resorting to Harold Pinter, David Mamet, or Neil LaBute"
‑ Jeremiah Kipp,
"It's really the feel-bad movie of the week. In a genius sort of way."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"De Heer, who also wrote the script, would have us believe that a wife who's tired of her oblivious bloke of a husband could suddenly become conniving and cruel, coolly defending her actions with twisted logic that's sold as feminism."
‑ John McMurtrie, San Francisco Chronicle
"That damn videotape takes the edge off the mood both visually and dramatically."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"nihilistic film covers familiar territory in a fresh new way that is extremely memorable"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"I Spit on Your Grave gets to the nitty gritty. The equally problematic Alexandra's Project is simply glib."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"This low-budget Australian film is pitched as a psycho-sexual thriller but it's not thrilling at all: it's just cold, hateful and cheap."
‑ Kim Linekin, eye WEEKLY
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