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Reality Check (2002)

R | | Horror | 15 July 2002 (USA)
Reality television goes beyond the limit when people start dying.

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Rafal Zielinski (as Rafael Zelinsky)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Vanessa Campbell ... Isabel (as Vanessa Christel Cambell)
Natalia Cigliuti ... Serendipity
Timothy Lee DePriest ... Crash
Nate Dushku ... Gar
Julie Ann Emery ... Sal
Sticky Fingaz ... Brock
Kym Hoy Kym Hoy ... Mei-Ling
Khalil Kain ... Swope
Morgan Langley Morgan Langley ... Bogie
Kristen Miller ... April
Andreas Olavarria ... Eugene
Courtney Peldon ... Charlolette
Ryan Spahn
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Storyline

Four young women and three young men, totally strangers to each other, are sent to an isolated house with the crew members of a reality show to stay living together for three months without any means of communication with the exterior, and in the end, the winner will get a prize of US$ 100,000.00. When the cameraman is found dead in a barn, the group becomes hysterical, since nobody knows who is trustful. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They're dying to be on TV

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Horror

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Rated R for violence, language, some strong sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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There's an idea here but the execution was lacking
3 January 2016 | by adidasraverSee all my reviews

Obviously you can pretty much tell from the start that this will be awful. The biggest problem I had with the execution of the idea was the way in which the story was presented. The idea seemed OK in theory, but the overall end result missed that idea.

I think this would have worked better if they had incorporated less of the Reality TV Style scenes and shots, and instead either gone with a documentary or straight up fly on the wall type treatment. With the TV shots added, it came off like a spoof or at the very least confused about how much comedy to incorporate.

The acting, at times was laughably terrible from this group of relatively unknowns at the time due to character writing that seemed disjointed and awkward. The pacing seemed to actually be the one big bright spot of the bunch, though the "kills" left a lot to be desired by today's standards. A lot of the time it felt like there was a lack of a payoff, or anticlimactic ending to the buildups that the director was working for.

Overall I wouldn't recommend this. I got it for a dollar and I still feel like I got ripped off but that's more because of the time I invested watching Reality Kills. Skip this one unless you're into movies that are of the "So Bad they're Good" variety and even then you'll still probably end up disappointed.


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15 July 2002 (USA) See more »

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Reality Kills See more »

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