Bereavement
Bereavement (2011)

n 1989, six year old Martin Bristoll was kidnapped from his backyard swing in Minersville Pennsylvania. Graham Sutter, a psychotic recluse, kept Martin imprisoned on his derelict pig farm, forcing him to witness and participate in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 30, 2011
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44%
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29%



Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

Effective atmospherics don't rescue this formulaic slasher flick.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Virtually every shot in Bereavement -- a sort of prequel to Mena's Malevolence (2005) -- is the right one; the editing, also by Mena, is first-rate.

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

Evidence of a group of filmmakers who take their horror seriously.

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Paul Brunick
New York Times

I'd sooner touch a nine-volt battery to my tongue than sit through this film again.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This is an example of what happens when a clever, proficient filmmaker falls in love with brutal trash.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Palinesque, bland and increasingly silly with oodles of unintentional humor instead of what every horror fan expects: palpable scares.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Bereavement -- miraculously as dull as its title -- is neither far gone enough to be funny nor well thought-out enough to be disturbing.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

while Bereavement is certainly a slasher, it is also a film about how monsters are made, in which every character, hero and villain alike, is figured as tragic prey to genes and circumstance.

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Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Gruesome in the moment, but your memory of it is easily wiped clean.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
A small improvement over 2003's Malevolence, with more interesting characters and slightly better acting. Bereavement will satisfy die hard horror fans as… More
John Me
First section of a three-part trilogy which surpasses the sequel. This movie doesn't rely on cheap scares or excessive gore to grip the audience, it relies… More
Lewis C.
"Brought home a boy from the valley. He's young enough to learn the business my way." This recent entry in the "small town psychopathic… More
Todd Smith
I was really looking forward to this prequel to 2004's Malevolent, but was sadly disappointed. The premise of the movie is great and right up my alley. A… More

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