Category Archives: Thriller

Escape from Alcatraz (1979) – Review

Alcatraz, also known as the Rock, was labelled as one of the most secure prisons of its time. Located in the United States, it was firmly believed that nobody could ever escape from it, until three daring men, fronted by Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) make a potentially successful attempt at getting out of the most infamous prison in the world. This classic production was originally released in 1979 and many believe it still holds itself in high regard to this day.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Deepwater Horizon (2016) – Review

April 2010 saw one of the most devastating natural disasters to hit America, after an offshore drilling oil rig called the Deepwater Horizon exploded and caused a catastrophic oil spill, resulting in a multitude of deaths. This dramatisation follows Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his crew, as they try to tackle the horrendous event that was thrust upon them. A very impactful film with a tremendous amount of suspense and a solid cast. It’s worth noting that Deepwater Horizon is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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The Marksman (2021) – Review

A local rancher (Liam Neeson) living near to the Arizona border quickly becomes the unlikely defender of a young Mexican boy and his helpless mother, after the pair were desperately trying to flee from the cartel assassins, who will stop at nothing to see them both killed. Released originally in January of 2021, The Marksman has recently been added to the ever-expanding Amazon Prime Video catalogue – a simple but effective story that is more than watchable.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Out of Sight (1998) – Review

Jack Foley (George Clooney) is a career bank robber that manages to break out of jail, with the assistance of his friend Buddy Bragg (Ving Rhames). The pair also manage to kidnap a United States Marshal in the process, but after the Marshal manages to escape, she begins to plot the demise of the cons that kidnapped her, only to have second thoughts after finding one attractive and sharing a connection with him. An impressive picture that was released in 1998, and one that is still highly rated among some movie lovers.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Hypnotic (2021) – Review

Jenn Thompson (Kate Siegel) is a young woman desperately seeking to improve different aspects of her own life, before finally enlisting the help of a well-known hypnotherapist – Dr. Collin Meade (Jason O’Mara). After only a small handful of intense sessions, however, Jenn quickly comes to the realisation that there are hidden, unexpected and potentially deadly consequences to the therapy she’s receiving. Not the most gripping release of 2021 but thoroughly watchable on the whole. Hypnotic is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Hell or High Water (2016) – Review

Out in rural West Texas, two brothers, reeling from the death of their mother, face the agonising prospect of losing their family ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby Howard (Chris Pine) hatches a plan, along with Tanner Howard (Ben Foster), which sees the pair team up to rob different branches of the bank, hoping to raise enough cash to keep the home. Meanwhile, two Texas Rangers make it their mission to prevent the thieves from causing more carnage in their hometown. Hell or High Water is a widely acclaimed thriller that was originally released in 2016.

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Prey (2021) – Review

Four friends accompany Roman (David Kross) on a weekend away to celebrate his bachelor party, which consisted of hiking in the unsettling, German wilderness. Suddenly, however, the group begin to hear gunshots nearby, quickly coming to the realisation that they are under attack. In a desperate bid to survive, the group of men must do all they can to avoid falling prey to the mysterious and relentless shooter, but that wasn’t going to be as easy as it seemed. This is a new German production that has recently been added to the endless catalogue of films that Netflix provides us with.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Aftermath (2021) – Review

Natalie Dadich (Ashley Greene) and Kevin Dadich (Shawn Ashmore) are a young couple, going through some pretty severe turmoil in their relationship, but the pair decide that it would be a good idea to purchase a new home, in an attempt of solving their problems. With a questionable past, the home does represent financial sense, but the pair end up with more than what they had originally bargained for. Aftermath is the latest, low budget flick to hit our Netflix screens, which may lack a little bit of creativity, but certainly comes across as watchable on the whole.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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