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While walking home from her latest OB appointment, a very pregnant Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people. (c) IFC Films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[With] performances better suited to a high school play"
‑ Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News
"Proxy's greatest attribute is its deliberate dismantling of the audience's assumptions. Writer-director Zack Parker has made a genre whatsit whose central mystery lies in the stealth motivations of its characters."
‑ A.A. Dowd, AV Club
"Proxy is too many conflicting movies crammed into a daunting 2 hour run time. Zack Parker juggles too many plates at once, and they all come crashing down simultaneously."
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"By the end of the movie's two hour plus (!) runtime, writer/director Zack Parker seems to be saying one thing, over and over and over again: women be crazy."
‑ Drew Taylor, The Playlist
"Low-budget genre pictures as bold and ambitious as Proxy don't come around often; even when they do, few of them boast execution that's as accomplished as the concept."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve
"When almost everyone on screen is nursing a pathology, interest in their fates is far from guaranteed."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Like a lot of conspiracy thrillers, the questions it raises prove more compelling than the answers it slowly teases out."
‑ Michael Nordine, Village Voice
"It seems director Parker could well have made his point and maintained his dramatic impact without creating such a sadistic streak that emanates through the narrative."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Director/co-writer Zack Parker's second feature is more ambitious and subtle than it first appears"
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
""Proxy" doesn't always work, but its commitment to unpredictable twists and pushing beyond morbid extremes bears the stamp of showmanship sorely lacking from many other examples of the genre."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"Whatever "Proxy" lacks in narrative cohesion and psychological realism, it makes up for in its compelling fever-dream quality and its probing questions about the darker side of parenting."
‑ Inkoo Kang, Los Angeles Times
"There's enough talent here to suggest that Parker could one day give us a truly memorable white-knuckler, but Proxy is too tenderfooted to stand on its own."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Proxy only seems to illustrate that stupid, insane behavior is spread by proxy and everyone suffers, including the film's audience, because of it."
‑ Chris Sawin,
"Parker has made a tough, brutal, and often riveting thriller."
‑ Brian Tallerico,
"It transforms itself from a meek lo-fi indie stalker thriller in the key of May to a hysterically sexist and homophobic revenge film."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
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