Release (2010)

Written and Directed by the creators of SHANK , Darren Flaxstone and Christian Martin, RELEASE is a love story with signature twists and turns. Thematically exploring the the hypocrisy that society thrives on and that fuels prejudice and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 1, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 21, 2010
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A predictable yet poetic reflection on faith, hypocrisy and the weight of conscience.

Michelle Orange
Village Voice

The solemn themes and dead-earnest execution soon drag an unusual spin on an old story of intolerance into the dank generic gutter.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

You'll soon be wishing to be released from your theater seat.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Perhaps the biggest problem is that there's nothing we haven't seen before: shower room shenanigans, cruel wardens and holy innocents marching towards an unconvincing date with destiny.

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Ronnie Scheib

Swoony [and] ill-digested.

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Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

The thuddingly sincere dialogue, one-dimensional characterisation and occasionally wobbly performances turn ... sincere intentions into the stuff of cheesy melodrama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
I enjoyed "Shank" and was excited to see the creators at the helm of this movie, but it was short lived! Poorly executed time sequence combined with… More
jay nixon
Muddled execution of a not uninteresting idea.