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Salvage (2009)

When a container washes ashore the residents of a sleepy cul-de-sac are plunged into violence, terror and paranoia. Ring fenced by the military a single mother must overcome all the odds to save her daughter.

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Lawrence Gough

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Lawrence Gough (story), Colin O'Donnell (story) | 2 more credits »
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Neve McIntosh ... Beth
Shaun Dooley ... Kieran
Dean Andrews ... Clive
Linzey Cocker ... Jodie
Trevor Hancock Trevor Hancock ... The Savage
Shahid Ahmed Shahid Ahmed ... Mr. Sharma
Kevin Harvey Kevin Harvey ... Akede
Paul Opacic Paul Opacic ... Corporal Simms
Ray Nicholas ... Sergeant Major
Ben Batt ... Trooper Jones
Alan Pattison Alan Pattison ... Peter Davis
Debbie Rush ... Pam
Jessica Baglow ... Leanne
Jake Norton Jake Norton ... Newsreader
Kyle Ward Kyle Ward ... Paperboy
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When a container washes ashore the residents of a sleepy cul-de-sac are plunged into violence, terror and paranoia. Ring fenced by the military a single mother must overcome all the odds to save her daughter.

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Fear Cannot Be Contained

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Horror

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It Could Have Been Much Better...
21 August 2010 | by MaxelleSee all my reviews

Let me say how desperate, I've been searching for a good movie lately. I've been keeping my hopes up and I thought Salvage, due to it's pretty interesting plot summary, could do the trick. I was halfway right.

First off I'll start with the pros about Salvage. The opening 20 minutes was very well done. It was interesting and by the time the carnage started it was very suspenseful. The actors were all average at the very worst a little over the top sometimes (Especially the lead) but nonetheless they were good at what they do. The creature effects were great, as were the gore effects.

Now here are the cons. Nothing really interesting happens during the next hour of the movie. Other than 2 Extremely well done scenes that were actually scary and suspenseful (An attic scene and a tense shootout), the rest just was there. I couldn't follow what was going on because I was drifting in and out of consciousness during the whole movie. It never really felt like anyone was in any real danger; and it tried to be several different movies at once. (Think 28 Days Later, The Descent, and any creature feature, and you pretty much have Salvage, of course you can do this with most movies but Salvage didn't really try anything differently). I'm not saying that the over the top gore was comical it just felt really out of place at times and kinda took any realism this could have had to build suspense (By this point I had stopped caring).

I really don't want to give it a 6 or give it a 5 because it was pretty much dead center to me. But, I'll be generous and give it a 6 for trying. The effort put into it alone made it a 5/10 but as for the script it just didn't do it for me.

And by the way I really love British Cinema... I'd recommend to those who liked Salvage to check out The Descent and 28 Days Later if they want other good British horror flicks (Odds are if you have seen Salvage you've seen the other two)


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6 July 2010 (USA) See more »

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