Hounds of Love
Hounds of Love (2017)

In suburban Perth during the mid 1980s, people are unaware that women are disappearing at the hands of serial killer couple John and Evelyn White. After an innocent lapse in judgment, Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted by the disturbed… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 12, 2017
DVD Release Date: May 12, 2017
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smartly constructed and powerfully acted, Hounds of Love satisfies as a psychological thriller with a few nasty surprises -- and marks writer-director Ben Young as a promising talent.

David Sims
The Atlantic

If you can stomach its content, Hounds of Love is an undoubtedly effective work, an impressive calling card for a director sure to attract the eye of Hollywood.

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Simon Abrams
RogerEbert.com

An ugly film whose ambitions are never matched by its creators' limited abilities.

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Nick Dent
Time Out Sydney

Subtexts aside, Hounds of Love is also an expert exercise in suspense, taut as the wire of a Hills Hoist.

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Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

The snail's-pace horizontal pans, under-the-flight-path score, and other arthouse affectations had collided with the overall unlikeability of the major characters violently enough to make me consider jumping ship.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

This movie grabs you by the throat and squeezes.

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Robert Denerstein
Denerstein Unleashed

I guess I wish that Young, who clearly has skills, had tried his hand at something more thematically rewarding than a teen-ager's torment at the hands of a murderous pervert and his cowed partner.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

What is it about Australian filmmakers and down-and-dirty, no-holds-barred crime dramas? Let's not figure out why they're so good at them and simply enjoy.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

The central performances are riveting ... but the torture Young depicts, even only if it's suggestive rather than blatant, can be difficult to digest over the course of almost two long hours.

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Jenny Feniak
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Hounds of Love is an absolutely brutal film done magnificently.

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