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Eden Lake

5 Ratings: 3.6
Horror thriller from Britain

Eden Lake is a 2008 British horror and thriller film written and directed by James Watkins and starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender and Jack O'Connell.

Genre: Horror
Release Date: September 12, 2008 UK October 31, 2008
7 reviews about Eden Lake
review by . September 10, 2011
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*** out of ****     "Eden Lake", like "Saw", "Deliverance", and many others before it; is marketed and consistently labeled as a horror film, but feels more like a thriller than a film of that one genre. While it does deal with things genuinely horrific, and the presence of bloodshed, it thrills appropriately and dishes out the brutality that you've come to expect. Horror sites reviewed it, praised it, and eventually lead this movie-goer to see it; and it's about time that I …
review by . February 03, 2010
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No Garden of Eden Here
   Eden Lake is pretty much your standard survival-against-the-odds fare. The only difference is that instead of the usual monster/alien/chainsaw wielding cannibal or hillbilly redneck this time our hapless victims are fleeing from a gang of bicycle mounted pubescent Brits lead by a kid who'd give the Malcolm McDowell character in CLOCKWORK ORANGE a run for his money. Tedious for me but if you're a fan of slasher flicks this film is going to send you into the throes of …
Quick Tip by . September 22, 2010
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Those who are into the over-done subgenre of female-surviving-against-the-odds will be orgasmic, but I found it tedious.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
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I'll have to check this one out -- sounds pretty good and thank you for the review!
review by . December 02, 2009
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Forget All Your Troubles
   Somebody must have seen. Somebody must have heard. Evidently, someone was crafty enough to actually do their homework & make a horror film which sets out to do exactly what a horror film should do. British director James Watkins get it's right. Hoo boy! Eden Lake gets my vote for being one of the most brutal depictions of a vacation gone wrong that I've seen in many years. In the brutal tradition of Wolf Creek or High Tension, Eden Lake carries a big stick & reminds it's …
review by . January 30, 2009
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      There have been many attempts at a genre film that emulates a very real feeling of horror that may happen in real life. I've seen quite a good number of them, some are decent, some are great but most failed to impress. Writer and director James Watkins' "Eden Lake" may have the usual clichés of horror suspense thrillers, the main premise offers nothing new, but what makes it very different is the fact that it carries a lot of effective humanity …
Quick Tip by . May 01, 2010
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Pretty standard survival against the odds flick, and I hate those.
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