Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring (2012)

After kidnapping the nine-year-old daughter of a wealthy socialite and hiding out in an abandoned school, the kidnappers fall prey to a recurring terror in this place, a bloodlust that comes every first day of spring. -- (C) Official Site

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 27, 2012
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Andy Webster
New York Times

"Rites of Spring" yields a slender bounty.

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David Guzman
Film Journal International

What makes Rites of Spring worthwhile is that it plays like a kidnapping caper some slasher happened to slice its way into, which keeps the premise fresh enough to hold down a 90-minute feature.

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Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

Padraig Reynolds's film has no interest in self-awareness, and in fact wears stupidity as a sort of badge of honor.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

The acting is shaky, the scare scenes are fairly stock, and it takes way too long for Reynolds to put all his pieces in play, especially given that the movie doesn't have much of an ending.

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Matt Donato
We Got This Covered

Between uninspired acting and an almost insultingly underdeveloped script, Wormface and company fail to caputre any originality or creativity

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The impressively watchable vibe begins to evaporate in the meandering midsection...

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Christian Toto
Big Hollywood

Rites of Spring fuses two durable movie genres together, but neither supplies the requisite chills we demand.

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