The Violent Kind
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Bikers tangle with the spirits of the dead in this genre mashup from the writing and directing team the Butcher Brothers. Cody (Cory Knuaf) and Q (Bret Roberts) are a pair of outlaw bikers who are looking to lay low and have a few laughs after a deal with some drug runners takes a turn for the worse. Cody's mother will be celebrating her birthday soon, so he and Q hop on their hogs and head to Oakland for the festivities. The party turns out to be a major biker bash, with riders from far and wide represented, but when things start winding down, the evening takes a serious turn for the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's one of those movies that belongs in an incinerator rather than a cinema."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"A glutinous slasher flick that tries to conjure the spirit of the Evil Dead movies, but doesn't get anywhere near the required levels of wit and dexterity."
‑ Andrew Pulver, Guardian
"The fact that filmmakers Mitchell Altieri and Phil Flores call themselves the Butcher Brothers tells you what to expect from this film. But as the plot twists and turns, we never have a clue where it's going."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Poorly scripted and confusingly plotted, it plays like a deranged demo reel."
‑ Matt Glasby, Total Film
"Gore blimey!"
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"It boasts more than its share of "WTF!?" moments in the third reel, but it's not enough to salvage an otherwise tedious film that's thin on charm and thrills."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"A lack of consistent tone means it all ends up a bit of a mess."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"[tries to be tricky, but] at the end of the day it is still torture porn."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"The acting is abysmal, and the gloating depiction of violence is hard to take, unless you're extremely thick and perverted."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"A curious concoction of blood, beer, babes and biker ghosts."
‑ Lee Griffiths, Little White Lies
"The Violent Kind has a nice central idea and a few decent exploitation moments but it gradually degenerates into a chaotic, badly acted mess delivered at full volume."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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