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The Horseman (2008)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  April 2009 (USA)
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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily ... See full summary »

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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily intoxicated and mistreated, Christian sets out on a reckless journey to find answers. Fuelled by rage and sorrow, the death toll quickly rises as he uncovers an ugly truth. Along the way he meets Alice, a young runaway not unlike his daughter and a fragile friendship begins to unfold. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, some torture, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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To help raise finance for the production, a short film was shot of the opening scene. The short film went on to win Best Independent Drama (10-30mins) at the Queensland New Filmmaker Awards (2006) and aided the feature length version to move into production. See more »

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Christian drives a van with the license plate 912 GSC. When Christian is torturing Jim (naked guy tied to a chair), Jim's brother Eddy drives up to the house in a SUV. Eddy's license plate is 912 GSC. See more »

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Christian: [casually to person answering the door] Hi.
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Brutal revenge film from Australia
6 April 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

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. There's some interesting themes alluded to, but most of the run-time is either torture, wrestling, or shaky camera shots. If you don't like shaky cameras, you're unlikely to enjoy this movie.

The plot called for many violent action sequences. The fight choreography was alright, but there were a few scenes where it seemed a bit difficult to believe. Personally, I prefer classic Hong Kong-style fight choreography, so I found these scenes to be a bit uninspired and repetitious. However, MMA fans may be more receptive to the "no holds barred" brutality. I have to admit that the stunts were pretty good.

The plot seemed as repetitious as the fights, though the acting was pretty good. There were some interesting things thrown into the mix, such as the grieving father trying to feel alive by self-injury, him making friends with a surrogate daughter, and a family man who bailed on the porn shoot, because he found it too disturbing. Unfortunately, there just wasn't all that much more to it than that. For an exploitative revenge film, I guess there doesn't really need to be any more than that, but I would have liked more story, at the cost of one or two of the less interesting fight scenes.


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