Prevenge (2017)

A pitch black, wryly British comedy from the mind of Alice Lowe, "Prevenge" follows Ruth, a pregnant woman on a killing spree that's as funny as it is vicious. It's her misanthropic unborn baby dictating Ruth's… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 24, 2017
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As ambitious as it is daringly transgressive, Prevenge should thrill fans of pitch-black horror-comedy -- and open untold opportunities for writer/director/star Alice Lowe.

Richard Brody
New Yorker

If metaphors were movies, Alice Lowe's new film would be a masterwork. Instead, it's just smart fun-as well as a promising début.

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David Ehrlich

If The Boss Baby offered the family-friendly suggestion that having a child is akin to a corporate merger, Alice Lowe's gleefully demented Prevenge makes the far less pacifying argument that carrying one is more like a hostile takeover.

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Sherilyn Connelly
SF Weekly

It still has the spirit of a Wright production, and that's a standard to which all violent comedies should aspire.

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Andrew O'Hehir

The film is a precisely crafted black-comic nightmare in a distinctive British tradition, built around a truly extraordinary performance.

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Simon Abrams

A gonzo idea in search of better execution.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Frequently quite funny, in an extremely dark way.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

A pitch-black, blood-soaked comedy and phenomenal first feature by Alice Lowe, who also stars as Ruth, the pregnant heroine.

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Noel Murray
Los Angeles Times

This movie won't be for everybody, but fans of Lowe's prior work should be thrilled to see such a distilled dose of her perverse humor.

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Unconventional, savagely original, and unexpectedly moving, it takes us to dark places with just enough of a remove to keep us comfortable. Mostly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
K Nife Churchkey
How many people can say they wrote, directed, and starred in their own movie while they were pregnant? I believe Alice Lowe is the only person who can claim to… More