A ride worth taking... just make sure you're strapped in tight. (by Alf_Ant)
Really enjoyable suspense thriller. The whole French/English language barrier is what is so unique and sets it apart from other movies. It ups the tension and is my favourite aspect, how it uses the language barrier to its advantage. Just as Jack may or may not! be misinterpreting events and meaning, we too are kept unsure about what we think is actually happening.It's interesting how the language is used in this way, as part of moving the plot forward. It's intriguing and pulls you into the story, leaving you trying to untangle the madness. I'm not sure I've quite seen that <more>
in a movie before, not done in a thriller at least. There are a few weak points plot-wise but the film works as a whole and is definitely worth a look if you're into something fun and a little different.
This film came to me as a total surprise! I wasn't so sure what to expect but it was intriguing and kept me hooked until the end.I really needed to know the ending! The best part of the film is the ensemble acting.Outstandding performances, especially Frederic Pierrot is definitely the strong point of the film. The film turned into a smart psychological thriller from a sweet beginning.I keep thinking about it. I don't think it's a perfect film but it really keeps making you think.By submitting this review you are agreeing to the terms laid out in our Copyright Statement. Your <more>
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This was my favourite film at FrightFest during the packed weekend of genre fans gathering for the exciting premieres. I'll admit I went into Road Games not expecting much. But that's only because I knew nothing about it, and it had been totally off my radar. But that only made it all the better for it. My intrigue was from that it seemed to have an interesting cast - Frederic Pierrot and Barbara Crampton in the same movie! I'll give it a go, I thought. And I think going in not knowing anything or as little as possible is a bonus. I was totally taken by surprise, and a very <more>
pleasant surprise at that. Road Games is so much fun with twists and turns aplenty; whether or not you see any of the turns coming is clearly not meant to detract from the enjoyment of the film. The multi-layered characters and plot beats are fascinating to the point I can't wait to get the chance to watch it again. And the film has a very high standard of acting - not one beat to fault in the performances. They are just excellent. Director Abner Pastoll clearly excels working with actors. Not to forget the score was a pulsing delight, and almost played a character in its own right.Road Games is an assured, surprising and quality debut. Not without its very minor faults, I can't wait to see what Pastoll does next. Now that he's on my radar, the expectations are up pretty high...very close to a 10 but until I get a chance to see it again I'll stick to my 9/10 Recommended viewing
Psychological Thriller in the spirit of 21st Century Hitchcock (by e-42562)
This is going to be one of those sleeper surprises of 2016... A shoestring budget that packs a big screen punch! Mystery, intrigue and subliminal clues to keep you guessing all along. Inspiring to see such fresh new talent on the scene along with the doyen of thrillers. Set in the countryside in France,an Englishman seemingly lost in life and drifting through a timeless zone of secrets and surprises. The movie could be set in the 70's but doesn't seem to claim to be. The dual language and subtitling is a crossover of film culture English/American/French with a distinctly original <more>
feel. A chance romance which turns into a tangle of intrigue might be a much played on theme but here it plays out in a unique fashion. The spirit of Hitchcock is alive and well, proving it is still possible to make a brilliant psychological thriller without the need for excessive gore.
well what a surprise. I have to admit I didn't expect much, but the acting is really, really good....and the story develops in such a way that I believed I knew what was going on. My wife figured it out, but the truth/reveal wasn't clear until the end. This is a psychological thriller that has clues to the reveal throughout, if you are paying attention. I almost did not watch this after reading the reviews - I don't know why people try to discourage others from taking in a film. I do understand there are schills on here, but I am a regular guy with 4 kids and a dog. Just a quality <more>
I don't generally trust reviews of films by IMDb users, and always go to the outside critics first before reading some of the reviews here. That really held true with this film, because the reviews seem to be fake only one review listed for a person's account, and that review is of this film . I could be wrong about that, because maybe the user wants their other reviews to remain private, but this film seems to have a great deal of fake reviews that either give it a great rating, or a poor rating. I thought the film kept you in suspense throughout, with good acting and direction, <more>
although some of the writing seemed to have lines that made no sense,i.e. "You say tomato, I say open heart surgery" ? , and the mother telling her own daughter that she's a night owl, leading us to believe she's a complete stranger to her daughter. I saw it on NF, which had subtitles for most lines in the script except ones that the director didn't want us to know , and this is essential for this film, because it constantly changes from French to English- sometimes in mid-line. Once you know the plot twist, it is fun to watch the film again, up to the the reveal scene, because you can appreciate the parents' reactions to their daughter coming home again. The expressions on the father's face throughout are particularly subtle, without giving anything away. You can also appreciate what an idiot the boy is as he ignores the truth about his new girlfriend over and over.