The Loved Ones
The Loved Ones (2012)

Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own where she is queen and Brent is king,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Successfully mixing the conventions of the teen and horror genres with a twist, Australian director Sean Byrne makes a striking directorial debut.

Eric Kohn

It's a terrifying masterpiece that turns high school drama into a literal dead zone.

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

All the performances are good.

Meredith Borders

Sean Byrne has established himself as one hell of a guy to watch with his first feature film, delivering something bright, brand new and deeply felt.

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Dennis Harvey

Transcends mere torture porn -- though there's plenty for the squeamish to squirm over here -- in its deftly controlled mix of empathy, grotesquerie and sardonic humor.

Kevin Harley
Total Film

The pacing is choppy but Byrne serves a thick, satisfying stew of savagery and surprise sympathy, generously flavoured by lashings of black humour.

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Craig Skinner

The Loved Ones has a lot to offer in wit, style and entertainment and I can highly recommend it.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Engaging but slight torture-porn flick.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

The torture-porn genre gets a Day-Glo makeover in this hilariously deranged Ocker shocker.

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Mark H. Harris

The Loved Ones is a breath of fresh air for the so-called "torture porn" sub-genre of horror movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Edward Boxler
Prom night can be torture, and The Loved Ones takes that literally as Lola Stone captures Brent Mitchell and gives him a prom night he will remember, filled… More
Everett Johnson
Ever wonder what it would be like if a John Hughes movie turned into a horror flick? Well,here it is! "The Loved Ones" is about a loner girl named… More
Kevin Cookman
It's just really messed up, with no great pay-off.
Luke Baldock
In this creepy and simple horror thriller, a young man says no to a girl and starts to regret it. This is one of those torture porn movies, but with more… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] One might call this a ludicrous, mindless incentive to the recent trend of torture… More
Nicki Marie
Pretty damn gory for an Australian film. I wasn't expecting it to be so "torture pornish" - I don't know why. I guess it's being… More