Bitter & Twisted
Bitter & Twisted (2008)

In the wake of a tragic and untimely death, a suburban family starts the slow slide into disintegration, their deep malaise manifesting itself in a profoundly personal crisis for each grieving member of the once-happy family. It's been… More

Rated: Unrated
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alissa Simon
Variety

Despite game perfs from a well-known cast, weak scripting and sketchy character development leave too many holes to ultimately convince or compel.

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Howard Feinstein
Screen International

It's a miracle when an untracked English-language film arrives on the scene -- and a special joy when said movie is smashing.

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Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Noni Hazelhurst and Steve Rodgers are very good, but there really is only so much moping one can stand.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A sombre film, Bitter and Twisted is not Friday night entertainment, but rather a poignant look at grief and its ramifications.

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Infidelity, unrequited love and eating disorders fill these griefstricken stories, which start well but never really take flight.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's a film that demands that you slow your own pulse rate and surrender to its melancholy rhythms. As with so many young Australian filmmakers, Weekes isn't interested in having his characters sparkle.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A much more appropriate title for this snoozefest would be Slow & Pointless.

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Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)

Bitter & Twisted is a winning combination of glowing hope and battering despair.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A film fuelled by emotions, this impressive debut by Christopher Weeks canvasses the heartfelt, tender, angry, frustrated and confused feelings of a family reeling by the impact of loss.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very surprised by the negative reviews on this. I actually thought it was a really good little Australian slice of life film. I found a lot of this really rang… More