Revenge (2017) Review

Synopsis: French exploitation film about a rape victim taking on her attackers

Quick Review: You’ve got to hand it to the French, they know their Gore.

It had been a while since we’d seen such a good horror movie from France but with Revenge, French Director Coralie Fargeat delivers the goods and signs one of the best Rape Revenge movie ever made in the genre.

Since most, if not all Rape Revenge movies have been directed by men, it’s a breath of fresh air to have a woman’s version on our screens. This pushes any objectifying question out of the equation and allow us to focus on the main character and her struggle to go from innocent girl victim to full fleshed woman warrior (there’s a lot of Rambo in her from the guns, to the use of a hot knife to heal her wounds).

Revenge is a “by the book” rape/revenge tale that elevates itself above its competition thanks to its gorgeous photography and excellent use of locations (both the desert and the main house are skillfully shot). Director Coralie Fargeat brings a lot of tension to her shots and does not shy away from the gore (a few scenes, most notably the “injured foot” one will have many people turn their eyes away).

My Rating: 6.5/10

Director: Coralie Fargeat

Origin: France

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