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Good time girls Annie (Jennifer Blanc) and Mary (Danielle Harris) find themselves in a life and death situation. Annie's life is put in jeopardy when she is witness to a violent act at the hands of two Sheriff's Deputies. Fleeing from attackers (Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood) she stumbles across Kyle (Michael Biehn), a recluse living in the middle of the woods. The ruggedly handsome loner stays far from civilization - that is - until a single knock on his door throws his solitary life into chaos. Two worlds collide in this psychological thriller that will make you question your trust in… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dreadfully paced, with the shoddy acting of everyone but Biehn magnified to punishing degrees in talky, lengthy, predictable scenes."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"It is dreary to envisage the viewer who could become emotionally involved in The Victim ..."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"The Victim is a film that will most likely be ignored by those who can't handle the explicit yet chilling prologue, but those who can survive it are in for an unexpectedly amusing sleazefest."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"Missing the point of what true grindhouse fans are looking for, don't expect much life to be found in this stale, monotonous, mind-numbing tale, making Biehn's audience the sole victim in this whole debacle"
‑ Matt Donato, We Got This Covered
"The Victim isn't so much a classic-style horror movie - it's more a crime thriller - but fans of the genre will probably enjoy the sex, drugs, and death scenes."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"Labeling a film grind house doesn't excuse soap-opera emoting and laughable dialogue."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Extra helpings of off-kilter and off-key melodrama sink Michael Biehn's bewildering directorial debut, the nasty little down-and-dirty thriller The Victim."
‑ Brent Simon,
"The Victim is a labor of love, and despite the thin narrative and low-budget shortcomings, the film makes for an interesting midnight movie. It's a bit light on humor, sans the film's amusing finale, but there's just enough here to keep genre fans smiling."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Despite its brief running time it could do with a little tightening up... but as an homage to a very particular style of filmmaking it's a quiet, commendable triumph."
‑ Paul Mount, Starburst
"with so many longueurs, meandering repetitions and futile flashbacks, you will easily find yourself drifting, no longer seeing the trees for all the wood - and wooden acting."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"This is the kind of junky, hard-to-watch thriller that apologists claim is part of a long line of tough, grindhouse-style thrillers, but which is actually just amateurish gristle."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"While it pains me to say unkind things about an actor I admire, I don't think Michael Biehn is destined to be a director."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Considering how little he had to work with and how harried the production schedule was, that the film plays as well as it does is truly impressive, despite occasional hiccups."
‑ Devon Ashby, CraveOnline
"Despite a story that flatlines too often and a last second twist that comes too late, this is still a nice first effort from Biehn who clearly has more to give us."
‑ Scotty McKellar, The Skinny
"A disappointingly self-indulgent offering from veteran character actor-turned-writer-director Michael Biehn."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
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