In A Violent Nature

critic Reviews

, 79% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • As single-mindedly focused on mayhem as its demonic monster, In a Violent Nature serves up a deliciously disgusting feast for gore aficionados.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The hook, this time, is that debut feature director Chris Nash uses some formal arthouse devices to reframe the horror movie antics we’ve repeatedly witnessed...
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    This is the trouble with nihilism as a foundation for horror: it can’t quicken the pulse, drum up scares, or elicit any fruitful response from the viewer at all.
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    Catherine BrayGuardian
    If you’re looking to get your nerves actively shredded, you might have to seek out other men in masks to accept that particular mission. But from a horror fan’s point of view, this is an absolutely fascinating experiment with form.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's a really interesting visual stunt for a while, but the problem here is that the plot is just as dumb as all the other [slashers].
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    Sergio Burstein Los Angeles Times
    It is impossible not to admire the audacity that Nash had in creating an unusual and even experimental production that cannot be appreciated with indifference. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Rich JuzwiakSlate
    Like a swift axe to the skull, In a Violent Nature is blunt and makes no excuses for itself. How refreshing.
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    Chuck BowenStyle Weekly (Richmond, VA)
    I confess to not knowing what’s meant to be gleaned from disconnecting a visceral genre so decisively from its means of generating excitement...
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    Rory DohertyFlicks (AU, NZ, UK)
    It’s not a fully realised deconstruction of slasher films, but it is an effective and electric subversion of them, repositioning the barbaric killer’s violence and voyeurism as something inevitable, absurd, and sometimes melancholy.
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    Dallas KingFlick Feast
    Some vicious and memorable kills aside, the end result is a fascinating but ultimately failed experiment in the horror genre.
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    Rob GonsalvesRob's Movie Vault
    It’s for longtime die-hard splatter fans curious to see these cobwebbed tropes done a little askew, and some of it does play well. But I could still occasionally feel it tugging at the limits of my patience with blood-tacky fingers.
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