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The Horseman

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Overall 5
5.0

Brutal revenge film from Australia

Matt Kracht (krachtm@yahoo.com), IMDb
6 April 2013
  • Summary: The plot: After his daughter descends into drugs and pornography, a middle-aged man tracks down the people he blames for her death, while trying to prevent the same thing from happening to another runaway that he meets. The Horseman is kind of a retread of the classic revenge movie. It's significantly more brutal than most of them, but that's pretty much all it has going for it.
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Overall 7
7.0

A lioness will do anything to protect her cub. So will the Lion King, and he has bigger claws...

oneguyrambling, IMDb
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. Peter Marshall is Christian – it says so right on his shirt – he is a pest control man who drives a van and carries with him a big toolbox full of all sorts of handy stuff… for the next hour and a half he uses many of these tools to inflict pain and remove body parts...
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Overall 6
6.0

Brutal, Graphic but Flawed

Claudio Carvalho, IMDb
25 March 2011
  • 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. When he anonymously receives a video tape by mail with an adult movie of gang bang where his beloved daughter is the lead star, Christian drives through the outback of Australia with a toolbox chasing the producer, director, cast and crew of...
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Overall 6
6.0

What happens when revenge goes wrong?

mistabobdobolina, IMDb
30 August 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Brilliantly made...

joe dredd, IMDb
24 June 2010
  • 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. The script doesn't do justice to the production or the acting. It's enjoyable revenge flick but to try and engage with it on a level beyond that just exposes how silly and tasteless it all is.
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Overall 8
8.0

This father is one mean, mad mother.

tyler-and-jack, IMDb
12 May 2010
  • 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. His life takes a downward turn when he has to go and identify the corpse of his daughter.
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Overall 9
9.0

One of the best revenge films I've ever seen.

Corpus_Vile, IMDb
3 May 2010
  • 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. A porn film starring his daughter...
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Overall 8
8.0

Classic throwback to the exploitation era

PWATATO, IMDb
12 March 2010
  • 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. The story follows a man, who has been sent a video of his recently deceased daughter in a porn film. She's smacked off her t*ts and obviously isn't a willing participant.
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Overall 8
8.0

Road Trip

kosmasp, IMDb
13 October 2009
  • 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! The cinematography is raw, the acting is raw, pretty much everything is raw in this movie. Not for the faint-hearted or anything for people who want to see something glossy.
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Overall 5
5.0

Stuck in the paddock

Ali_Catterall, IMDb
24 August 2009
  • 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. The apocalyptically titled 'The Horseman' is the latest in a galloping line of 'vigilante dad' films stretching back to Ingmar Bergman's 'The Virgin Spring', in which a father, usually a divorcée or widower, made nutty by...
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