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Donkey Punch (2008)

R | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 18 July 2008 (UK)
Things go drastically wrong for a group of British holidaymakers in Spain.


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Complete credited cast:
Sian Breckin ...
Jay Taylor ...


After meeting at a nightclub in a Mediterranean resort, seven young adults decide to continue partying aboard a luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean. But when one of them dies in a freak accident, the others argue about what to do, which leads to a ruthless fight for survival. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This party is going overboard

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of strong sexual content involving an aberrant violent act, graphic nudity, violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 July 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Prazeres Mortais  »

Box Office


£900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£144,953 (UK) (18 July 2008)


$18,378 (USA) (13 February 2009)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Shot in 24 days. See more »


When Tammi sets off the flare at the end of the film she aims it behind her and to the right. When the flare goes off the shadow cast is from the front and the left. See more »


Sean: [Saying to stabbed Bluey] You're gonna be okay. Your lung's filling up with blood. But that's why God gave you two.
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Heartbeats - Rex The Dog Remix
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What a waste of talent
8 May 2009 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

Donkey Punch is more than competently directed, almost every aspect of it is superbly executed - save for the tiny matter called screenplay. The plot is so tired words cannot begin to describe it. There is not one event that cannot be foreseen from miles ahead by anyone who has seen more than two thriller movies in recent years.

The director is obviously very talented, and even the acting is above average compared to this type of fare (I'm looking at you My Bloody Valentine 3D with your silent movie-type overacting) but the plot is such a bore and there is a distinct lack of suspense throughout that instead of generating thrills it almost put me to sleep.

Any real chance of characterization sinks as soon as the characters begin to do awfully predictable and silly things, just for the sake of packing a punch to the audience - which in turn fails because everyone can see them coming.

And to think that British public funding is going to such stinking waste of material and talent is beyond comprehension. I am all for subsidizing mainstream films but Donkey Punch is a knockoff of dozens of movies we have seen, most of them better written.

Just a touch of originality would have elevated Donkey Punch to at least an average level, as it is now it is just not worth the time and investment. On the plus side: the soundtrack is awesome.

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