Synopsis: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
My Short Review: I was looking forward to Ryûhei Kitamura’s (Versus, Midnight Meat Train) new movie despite a slightly underwhelming trailer. Unfortunately, the movie is exactly what the trailer promises, nothing more, nothing less.
My problem with No One Lives is that it tries too hard to be original and badass but it is somewhat unintentionally ridiculous. I’ve just watched the first two Hatchet Movies and those are also extremely over the top slasher but it is obvious that they are meant to be watched with your brain checked at the door.
No One Lives on the other hand tries to look smart but poor acting and a weak script prevents it to be what it wants to be. Maybe a less serious approach ala hatchet would have served the movie better.
On the other hand I have to admit that I did enjoy Luke Evans badasserie and the kills are enjoyable.
Half slasher, half revenge movie, No One Lives is by no means a good movie but it’s not boring and certainly delivers enough thrills to keep you entertained.
My Rating: 5.5/10
Director: Ryûhei Kitamura