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Unremittingly grim but worth a second watch,
This review is from: Kill List [DVD] (DVD)
I watched this film on the recommendation of it's countless euphoric reviews. When I first watched this I almost forgot it had been labelled as a horror film and was thoroughly engaged in a nasty crime film, however the last 20 minutes or so reminded me that this was not the case. A lot of comparisons have been drawn to the original wicker man film which I think is massively unfair on both films, yes there's a common element, but I wouldn't say that it's plot or structure has anything remotely similar. It's not an easy watch, and I didn't fathom it's secrets until I watched it again. There is no Hollywood pay off in this film, nothing that neatly ties up all the loose ends and you are left to compute what has happened when the credits roll. A second viewing gives a much broader insight into what happens and without completely ruining the film this is what I urge the one star reviewers to go back to it. It's depressing, it's unpleasant, it's insanely violent in a grim realistic way but definitely worth watching... Twice.