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Five men bent on revenge discover getting even isn't as simple as they thought -- and the circumstances not as cut and dried as they believed -- in this psychological drama from Australia. Bernard (Damian de Montemas) is a middle-aged piano teacher who lives in a small village on the outskirts of Perth. One evening Bernard returns home to discover he has unexpected guests -- five men in masks who hold him down and force him to swallow an entire bottle of sleeping pills. The men leave behind a forged suicide note and flee the scene of the crime as we learn the motive behind their actions --… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Strong debut from Australian writer-director Michael Henry. Tightly wound and nicely progressed, this impressive potboiler deserves a wider audience than its limited release pattern will afford it."
‑ Jude Allder, Empire Magazine Australasia
"The menace is missing. What we get instead is much bumbling about in the bush."
‑ Sandra Hall, Sydney Morning Herald
"Aided by an excellent cast and terrific premise, this had the potential to be an engaging nail-biter but unfortunately ends up predictable and contrived."
‑ Emmet O'Cuana, FILMINK (Australia)
"...Blame primarily comes off as a stagnant, irritatingly talky drama that ultimately feels like an abject exercise in needlessness."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's essentially well acted, beautifully shot, and the script has enough propulsion to sustain its very modest eighty-eight minutes."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"This is a local production that punches above its weight."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"Writer/director Michael Henry gradually teases out the secrets that only one of the five know: secrets that once revealed, become demons that won't be easily put down"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Michael Henry's Blame clearly takes inspiration from the greats, and the writer/director certainly recognises the ingredients required for a taut psychological thriller, but he doesn't quite follow through in the execution."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"There's nothing going on here that you haven't seen done before elsewhere and better, but there's still enough here that's fresh."
‑ Anthony Morris, The Vine
"Here's a juicy revenge thriller that is crammed with tension, action, suspense and a couple of twists before its deadly resolution"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
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