August Keller


Relentlessly brutal and radiating with style, Revenge is a movie that hauls its audience through a ride almost too extreme to handle. The story may be basic and rather predictable but it is rich with symbolism and vibrant themes. Meanwhile, the stylistic imagery and vivid flow of the movie raise the experience to a highly memorable level. Likewise, the entire cast (lead by Matilda Lutz) strikes the difficult balance of authenticity and exaggeration. Overall, the vision of Coralie Fargeat (writer/director) is clear.

Whether you like exotic cinematic moments that artfully build connection or you prefer breakneck action that will have you at the edge of your seat, Revenge is a film that flawlessly switches gears and drowns its viewers in its vicious situations. Some may call Revenge too flashy for its own good but those viewers are missing the point. Among other messages, Revenge is about the union between beauty & atrocity which it packs together into a powerful punch. Sexy and sickening, if you’re ready for the wicked, check out Revenge.

Writing: 7/10
Direction: 9/10
Cinematography: 9/10
Acting: 8/10
Editing: 9/10
Sound: 9/10
Score/Soundtrack: 8/10
Production Design: 7/10
Casting: 8/10
Effects: 8/10

Overall Score: 8.2/10