The Loved Ones
The Loved Ones (2012)

Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own where she is queen and Brent is king,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 11, 2012
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
98%
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User Score
74%



Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Successfully mixing the conventions of the teen and horror genres with a twist, Australian director Sean Byrne makes a striking directorial debut.

Dennis Harvey
Variety

Transcends mere torture porn -- though there's plenty for the squeamish to squirm over here -- in its deftly controlled mix of empathy, grotesquerie and sardonic humor.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

The torture-porn genre gets a Day-Glo makeover in this hilariously deranged Ocker shocker.

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Mark H. Harris
About.com

The Loved Ones is a breath of fresh air for the so-called "torture porn" sub-genre of horror movies.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

All the performances are good.

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Meredith Borders
Badass Digest

Sean Byrne has established himself as one hell of a guy to watch with his first feature film, delivering something bright, brand new and deeply felt.

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Witney Seibold
CraveOnline

I kinda dug the flick.

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Kevin Harley
Total Film

The pacing is choppy but Byrne serves a thick, satisfying stew of savagery and surprise sympathy, generously flavoured by lashings of black humour.

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Craig Skinner
HeyUGuys

The Loved Ones has a lot to offer in wit, style and entertainment and I can highly recommend it.

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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

It's a terrifying masterpiece that turns high school drama into a literal dead zone.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Prom night can be torture, and The Loved Ones takes that literally as Lola Stone captures Brent Mitchell and gives him a prom night he will remember, filled… More
Everett Johnson
Ever wonder what it would be like if a John Hughes movie turned into a horror flick? Well,here it is! "The Loved Ones" is about a loner girl named… More
Kevin Cookman
It's just really messed up, with no great pay-off.
Anthony Lawrie
The Loved Ones isn't immediately likable, in fact, I found myself annoyed at all the classic horror 'nods' (influences/rip offs) and wondered if… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] One might call this a ludicrous, mindless incentive to the recent trend of torture… More
Luke Baldock
In this creepy and simple horror thriller, a young man says no to a girl and starts to regret it. This is one of those torture porn movies, but with more… More

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