Eden Lake
Eden Lake (2008)

A romantic weekend in the woods turns into a bloody struggle for survival when a vacationing couple finds their campsite surrounded by an aggressive gang of obnoxious adolescents in the feature directorial debut of My Little Eye… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 31, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 6, 2009
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A brutal and effective British hoodie-horror that, despite the clichés, stays on the right side of scary.

Dennis Harvey

An effectively harrowing Brit thriller-cum-horror pic whose yuppie protags' weekend getaway runs violently afoul of the local youth.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...it's hard to deny that the ultra-downbeat finale feels needlessly mean-spirited.

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Lucius Gore

Well acted, well directed, and totally intense, 'Eden Lake' is the best horror film to come out of the UK in years.

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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

...while Eden Lake is effective, something feels not quite right about cheering for prepubescent kids to get their fatal comeuppance.

Scott Weinberg

Works exceedingly well, and will probably stick in your gut for a little while.

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Matthew Turner

A well acted, smartly directed horror flick that's gory, disturbing, terrifying and topical.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

The film's one major fault is that Reilly's character repeatedly acts in ways that serve the plot, but which run contrary to rational human behaviour. By contrast, the shattering downbeat ending is well earned and genuinely shocking.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A solid horror thriller worthy of a watch, if only for its insight in to how easily the hive mentality can be formed, and how merciless it can be.

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Allan Hunter
Screen International

A gruelling, grimly effective British chiller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
As harmless as this film starts out, it soon becomes one of the most ruthless, sadistic and mean horror thrillers of recent years. Once you reach the end… More
Robert C
Complete waste of time. Thought the fact that Michael Fassbender was in it might have given it some credibility...but I did not. Ridiculous premise that just… More
Nicki Marie
Good horror. Hated the kids in this. Never want to see it again, I have to say. Awful stuff. Really left me feeling disturbed and just yuck.
Alex roy
Eden Lake is one of the most disturbing horror films I have seen in recent times. A well crafted horror film, Eden Lake is quite possibly the most intense… More
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Ironically I think it's good to see a grindhouse torture movie that actually… More
Bethany Murphy
Had me cringing with horror. Jack O'Connell is a star in the making and this is one of the best horrors I have seen in a while. Definitely a must see! Some… More

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