Sheitan (2007)

Four friends looking for a good time are lured into a strange and dangerous netherworld in this wildly offbeat horror film from France. It's Christmas Eve, and twentysomethings Bart (Olivier Barthelemy), Ladj (Ladj Ly), Thai (Nico Le… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: December 26, 2006
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nigel Floyd
Time Out

t's pronounced 'Shite-an', as in 'Shite an' then some'.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

At the end, you feel they should have thrown out Rosemary's baby with the bath water.

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Nick Curtis
London Evening Standard

Despite the air of brutish aggression and sexual predatoriness, little happens until gory retribution finally rears its head.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Kids-in-the-country vibe mixes teen horror with Deliverance

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Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday

An eyecatching calling card for its first-time director.

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Stuart McGurk

Totally bonkers - but all the more gripping for it.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Manages a playful sensibility, reveling in its repugnance and enjoying the heck out of its twisted ending.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

If only Cassel had saved his performance for a collaboration with the League of Gentlemen.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)

The film, shot in a demented, headlong style, seems to have no idea of its direction other than the shelf marked "cult".

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
Obnoxious amoral twentysomethings party at a creepy French provincial estate where the caretaker has a permanent unsettling grin, and nothing is as it seems.… More
El Hombre Invisible
It's a shame a well played character by Vincent Cassel wasn't enough to save this tripe
Morgan Griffith-David
Poor, saved only by Cassel's general brilliance. The plot was unmoving, the quality was generally low.
Emily Armstrong
I don't even know what to say. This is not so much a movie as it is Insanity: Caught On Film. To this day I still have no bloody idea what it was about.… More
Lady D'arbanville
A better type of teen horror, but for me failed toward the end. It was very predictable, but the progression of the story was enjoyable. Vincent Cassel… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Trashy and blatant french horror film. Vincent Cassel's role as the ugly caretaker is the only good thing about this erratic and predictable freak show.