Summary: This is a story of one man's revenge against the people he holds responsible for the death of his daughter. It's a grim and grimy revenge tale full of bloody violence. It won't appeal to everyone and my wife ceased watching after 5 minutes but if you like these kinds of movie then you are likely to...
A lioness will do anything to protect her cub. So will the Lion King, and he has bigger claws...
8 April 2011
Summary: Getting the obvious out of the way The Horseman has nothing to do with horses or the men who ride them. I cannot fathom what the title has to do with anything to be honest. If anyone can help me please do.
Summary: In Australia, the divorced father Christian Forteski (Peter Marshall) grieves over the death of his beloved daughter Jesse (Hannah Levien) that was found dead intoxicated with heroin and cocaine and also with the semen of four men.
Summary: It's a very rare revenge flick that's willing to explore what can happen if the often ill-informed protagonists go off the rails in their quest. It's even rarer one that's actually willing to acknowledge that what starts out as a quest for righteous retribution can end up blighting innocent lives.
Summary: but this is essentially an exploitation film. The most outstanding thing is the lead actors performance which was pretty amazing. I was expecting more from the film after the first half an hour or so, but the film never achieves the depth that Peter Marshall's performance suggests.
Summary: A down-and-dirty revenge flick from down under, The Horseman does a fine job of building sympathy for it's main characters alongside some real moments of stomach-turning nastiness. Peter Marshall plays Christian, an average guy who works as a pest controller.
Summary: Christian is an everyman forty something pest controller, grieving over the death of his drug addicted tearaway daughter, found dead in mysterious circumstances. One day however, he receives a video tape through his letterbox. Upon playing it, he sees it's a porn film.
Summary: First off, this film isn't going to appeal to everyone. It features graphic violence (most of it unseen) and a quite mundane plot that plods along. However, if you are a fan of old 70's and 80's exploitation films then you are in for a real treat.
Summary: A different kind of Road Trip that is. And don't confuse the movie with "Horsemen", which has Dennis Quaid starring in it. This little, dirty and pretty gruesome movie is a completely different affair. It's from down under (Australia) and is ... well down and dirty!
Summary: He's in pest control. The pests are human; specifically, pornographers. And though the name badge on his denim work dungarees says 'Christian', his ethical sensibilities have more in common with the Old Testament than with turning the other cheek.