The Horseman (2008)

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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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An act unforgiven. A father lost in grief. See more »


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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 »


When Christian and Alice are pulled over by the cop, the outside camera shot shows Christian rolling down his window. The next shot inside the car shows the cop walking up and the light from his flashlight is reflected in Christian's window which is still up. The next outside shot shows the window down again. See more »


[first lines]
Christian: [casually to person answering the door] Hi.
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Written and performed by Ryan Potter and Steven Silk
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Revenge Never Tasted So Sweet
16 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watch this were a fan of Taken, but not one to shy away from violence, gore, and brutality. A really fun and entertaining movie from start to finish, but not for everyone. I highly recommend for a good revenge film.

Acting/Casting: 7.5* - Outstanding acting from everyone involved. Peter Marshall does an amazing job in the lead role and the pain inflicted on the villains is palpable.

Directing/Cinematography/Technical: 8* - The directing and cinematography is great. The fight scenes are outstanding and believable, but a few seem a bit far fetched. The movie is gruesome and brutal and the audience can feel it.

Plot/Characters: 7.5* - A typical revenge story that is slightly similar to Taken, but much more graphic, brutal, and violent. Just like Taken, it is easy to get on the father's side and to watch him get revenge on those who wronged his daughter. This is a fairly simple script that had to be acted out well in order to make for a good product, which thankfully happened.

Entertainment Value: 8.5* - Superb experience that manages to be entertaining and gripping from start to finish. I plan to watch it again very soon and to actually purchase it very soon.

My Score: 7.5+8+7.5+8.5 = 31.5/4 = 7.9

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