While She Was Out
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A suburban housewife heads out for a quick trip to the local mall, only to find herself trapped in the forest and forced to fend for herself against four murderous hooligans. Kim Basinger and Lukas Haas star in a thriller produced by Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro and directed by Susan Montford. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

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"Writer-director Susan Montford eschews all plot and character development for the hackneyed action scenes and grade-Z dialogue, while struggling to stretch the paper-thin story into a feature length film."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"...boasts a seemingly can't-miss premise that's slowly-but-surely squandered by filmmaker Susan Montford."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Imagine a Lifetime revenge-themed movie of the week intercut with a few death scenes from the cutting room floor of a Final Destination flick."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, Horror.com
"A half-assed re-filming of First Blood."
‑ Ryan Stewart, Slant Magazine
"[Kim] Basinger does truly exceptional work in this intimate thriller that marks a promising debut for [Susan] Montford as a writer/director."
‑ Moriarty, Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
"The emotionally bruised air that's frequently made Kim Basinger tabloid fodder is also a defining characteristic of her acting style."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"Never mess with an Oscar winner reduced to straight to DVD rubbish."
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"starts out quite compelling, but quickly it quickly loses steam because it lacks imagination and fails to maintain any credible suspense or thrills throughout."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
"This one should have been released around Thanksgiving instead of Christmas because it is indeed a turkey!"
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"Lukas Haas as the harbinger of Joy Division-fueled doom? I've seen gusts of wind with more menace than Haas, an unfortunate fact that seems to elude Montford's field of vision."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"The spectacular ending will make every harried housewife in the world ecstatic."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"It's filled with fascinating ideas, bringing it just a notch above your standard-issue exploitation flick."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Lots of edgy night chasing and some tense moments, but the resolution is a tad disappointing"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Kudos to whoever came up with the title. The rest of you are fired."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"Kim Basinger does a Dirty Harriet in this weapons of asskicker destruction, pit bull with lipstick get-even suburban battered housewife thriller. And without bringing Alec Baldwin into it, you do the math."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
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