Re-cycle (Gwai wik)
Re-cycle (Gwai wik) (2008)

The film is based around the concept of the "recycle" bin in a computer, a writer enters an in-between world of spirits.

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 15, 2008
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sam Sweet
L.A. Weekly

The film's final minutes erupt in a display of politicized melodrama so hysterical that it could almost be taken for camp if it wasn't so noxious.

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Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

The plot is intriguing -- it took me some time to really figure out what the ending meant -- but the execution is too much like Silent Hill, i.e., like a video game.

Luke Y. Thompson

The imagination in some of these sequences is reminiscent of the likes of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry Gilliam, which is why it's a shame the story isn't on the same level.

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Derek Elley

Re-cycle is a feast for CGI geeks but famine for auds requiring narrative and character development.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The first thing that strikes you is the beauty and clarity of the images (fabulous transfer to DVD, almost like HD), the brilliantly effective use of music and the artful use of the camera

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Amounts to a monstrous, CGI-disfigured pro-life tract.

Steve Biodrowski

Re-cycle...seeks to discover previously unexplored pathways sheltering unfamiliar frights. If, in the end, the trip rambles aimlessly through some dull patches, you have to admire the Pang's effort to boldly go somewhere new.

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