MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 537 this week

Penance (I) (2009)

3.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.6/10 from 806 users  
Reviews: 12 user | 20 critic

A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 270 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 441 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 230 titles
created 23 Jul 2012
 
a list of 120 titles
created 03 May 2014
 
a list of 38 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Penance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Penance (2009)

Penance (2009) on IMDb 3.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Penance.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Will is a hippie college student who finds himself in the middle of a battle between vampires and a group of warlocks called Sentries; but when he's bitten by a seductive vampire he's ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Shell
Stars: Tony Todd, A.J. Draven, Jason Connery
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Everett and Glory Hutchins live in a typical middle class neighborhood. Maybe your neighborhood. The Hutchins have a "guestroom" in their home. It's not exactly a business. It's a hobby. Or... See full summary »

Director: Henry Olek
Stars: Ross McCall, Susan Priver, Jude Ciccolella
Hypothermia (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Ray Pelletier just wants to spend a pleasant and relaxing weekend ice fishing with his family. Alas, Ray's plans are ruined by the unwanted presence of the obnoxious big city father and son... See full summary »

Director: James Felix McKenney
Stars: Michael Rooker, Blanche Baker, Benjamin Forster
Lure (Video 2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

An undercover female cop enters Belmont High as a transfer student, after several girls in the area go missing. While trying to assimilate in the school, she and her new friends are lured into a place where they must fight for their lives.

Director: Bill McAdams Jr.
Stars: Jessica Sonneborn, Michael McLafferty, Paulie Redding
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

A man-made virus, 'The Killing Strain'-- an out-of-control swine flu-- turns infected humans into raging monsters. As it rapidly spreads, a group of uninfected survivors must make ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Maldonado
Stars: Tom Lagleder, Willie Bowen, Dennis Cabas
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

For decades, Pennhurst psychiatric hospital has been haunted by turbulent supernatural forces. When a television crew embarks on a mission to capture this paranormal activity, they discover something completely unexpected.

Director: Michael Rooker
Stars: Beverley Mitchell, Haylie Duff, Jimmy Palumbo
Pandemic II (2009)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A slow-paced, action thriller about a virus that strikes a New Mexico county and the local veterinarian who gets caught in the middle. With a very quick response time to the infected county... See full summary »

Director: Jason Connery
Stars: Ray Wise, Graham McTavish, Peter Holden
Good Girl, Bad Girl (TV Movie 2006)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Vanessa and Maria are twins, although not so identical...Maria is a nun while Vanessa is a go go dancer. Leading very different lives, they don't interact much, however they are forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Vigg
Stars: Julia Stinshoff, Nick Brimble, Graham McTavish
Penance (2008)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Kemal Yildirim
Stars: Julie Gilmour, Helena Martin, Nick Stoppani
Penance II (2014)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

Confessionals are places of sanctuary and solace. But one woman has something else on her mind to divulge.

Director: Nick Principe
Stars: Maria Kanellis, David Gere, Mike Bennett
Dard Divorce (Video 2007)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

What started with a routine divorce between Natalie Stein and her husband Tim, will soon take a turn into the unexpected and evolve into scenes of torture, bloodshed and slaughter.

Director: Olaf Ittenbach
Stars: Martina Ittenbach, Daryl Jackson, Jaymes Butler
Crime | Thriller

After a year in prison, Shane Flynn returns to his working class Boston neighborhood determined to turn his troubled life around. But when a horrifying secret is revealed, Shane devises a ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin O'Donnell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Amelia
...
John
...
...
Geeves
...
Eve
...
Kathy
...
Jack
...
Tara
...
Chauffeur
...
Sleazy party guy
...
Suzie - Sassy
...
Molly
...
Polly
...
Will
...
Corridor prisoner
Edit

Storyline

A young mother decides to become a stripper to earn some fast cash only to find her worst nightmares are about to begin.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He Made Them Pay For Their Sins


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Devil's Dungeon  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first cut of this film ran two hours and fifteen minutes long. See more »

Goofs

When Mann points the gun at Will it's a Beretta 92f then when Mann takes the camera and shoots Will it's a different gun and then right after the gun changes back to the Beretta 92f. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Graphic, Decent Film
15 June 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film lures its viewers down into an graphic and disgusting abyss around the role of being a stripper, and attempts to terrify strippers and pre-strippers away from the lifestyle. Shot in documentary style, we are taken into a dark world that crosses between stripper life, trickery, and dark religion.

A redeeming quality of the movie is how it gave the impression that certain risks aren't worth the reward and that desperation can bring us to threatful situations. Certainly not an original plot, but the movie was decent enough for viewership. The acting was alright by a mostly anonymous cast.

Michael Rooker's character should have been predominantly featured as the character hadn't been seen in most of the film. He played his role well of a psycologically disturbed man who twists morality, righteousness, and penance to teach a lesson to the women that chose to sell their body. This movie is also not for the weak at heart and gets very graphic.

All in all, I'll write it off as nothing special. You can give it a look though, but if you have a better film to watch, you should slip that in instead.


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Because it, in fact, licks balls. Arisenandawakened
...just killed 4 people in cold blood. Arisenandawakened
The Hospital Setting Was Great CannibalCraig
Discuss Penance (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?