Eden Lake
Eden Lake (2008)

A romantic weekend in the woods turns into a bloody struggle for survival when a vacationing couple finds their campsite surrounded by an aggressive gang of obnoxious adolescents in the feature directorial debut of My Little Eye… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 6, 2009
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83%
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66%



Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A brutal and effective British hoodie-horror that, despite the clichés, stays on the right side of scary.

Dennis Harvey
Variety

An effectively harrowing Brit thriller-cum-horror pic whose yuppie protags' weekend getaway runs violently afoul of the local youth.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A solid horror thriller worthy of a watch, if only for its insight in to how easily the hive mentality can be formed, and how merciless it can be.

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Allan Hunter
Screen International

A gruelling, grimly effective British chiller.

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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

...while Eden Lake is effective, something feels not quite right about cheering for prepubescent kids to get their fatal comeuppance.

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Lucius Gore
ESplatter

Well acted, well directed, and totally intense, 'Eden Lake' is the best horror film to come out of the UK in years.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

A well acted, smartly directed horror flick that's gory, disturbing, terrifying and topical.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

The film's one major fault is that Reilly's character repeatedly acts in ways that serve the plot, but which run contrary to rational human behaviour. By contrast, the shattering downbeat ending is well earned and genuinely shocking.

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

It's not your typical "wooded horror" movie, but Eden Lake works exceedingly well, and will probably stick in your gut for a little while.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

It is impossible not to admire the way Watkins ratchets up the tension in his debut as director (he wrote My Little Eye) and keeps his tale strictly to 90 minutes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Ironically I think it's good to see a grindhouse torture movie that actually… More
Bethany Murphy
Had me cringing with horror. Jack O'Connell is a star in the making and this is one of the best horrors I have seen in a while. Definitely a must see! Some… More
Robert C
Complete waste of time. Thought the fact that Michael Fassbender was in it might have given it some credibility...but I did not. Ridiculous premise that just… More
jd cryptic
Creepy, gritty, and brutal film. The ending is disturbing as hell. I highly enjoyed this film, even though it filled me with rage (I wanted to kill those… More
Alex roy
Eden Lake is one of the most disturbing horror films I have seen in recent times. A well crafted horror film, Eden Lake is quite possibly the most intense… More
Cynthia S.
Standard survival-against-the- odds fare. The only difference is that instead of the usual monster/alien/chainsaw wielding cannibal, or hillbilly redneck, is… More

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