Reviews: Cheap Thrills (2014)

cheap_thrillsReviews for this film from our members:

  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: It’s not hard to see Cheap Thrills as a pretty bleak metaphor for the worst excesses of capitalism, a system that forces people to do degrading things in order to stay alive, and in which the poor are at the mercy of forces beyond their control and the whims of the rich. It’s a fairly grotesque examination of that idea, but it’s still a potent one, largely because Katz and his cast make this worst case scenario seem credible.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: There are plenty of difficult-to-stomach moments in Cheap Thrills, but they’re offset by the conviction of the actors and the wicked sense of humor Katz brings to the proceedings.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: The movie equivalent of a mean girls’ game whose only goal is the humiliation of its protagonist, for your entertainment. Also: a failed parable of the twistedness of the 1 percent.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Both dangerously demented and darkly provocative, this chokehold of an asphalt-black comedy, exhibitionist horror-thriller, morality play, and satirical socioeconomical schism is a nasty piece of business. You might need a leather belt to bite down on.
  • [New – 9/18/14] | Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery
    • Excerpt: As funny as it is cynical and vicious.
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: A gleefully nasty and wickedly entertaining slice of genre cinema.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]
  • Don Simpson @ Film Threat
    • Excerpt: Pat Healy nails his performance as Craig, providing us with someone who dives headfirst into a cesspool of moral ambiguity. We understand the pressure he is under to provide for his family, we can feel his mental and physical pain.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight

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