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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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Drawing influence from such revered masterpieces like Rosemary's Baby, Prevenge devilishly plays with the concept of unborn babies talking their motherly hosts into all sorts of nefarious acts

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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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Adam Nayman
Cinema Scope

If the script's conflation of delicate conditions is never quite as outrageous or unsettling as its creator intends, Prevenge is still filled with moments that show Lowe's skill as a director and as an actress.

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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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José Martín
El antepenúltimo mohicano

A very entertaining and eccentric product that, in its strange way, it's touched by a halo of melancholy unusual in the genre, courtesy of its protagonist. [Full review in Spanish]

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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