Tuesday, May 23, 2023

SIFF 2023: 'The Last Exit' Capsule Review

joely richardson with a gun
When a pair of criminal brothers on the run attempt to find shelter from a storm in an isolated farmhouse inhabited by a reclusive family, they get much more than they bargained for as the mother, a steely, badass Joely Richardson, fights back.
It’s clear from the jump that there’s more going on in The Last Exit (AKA Little Bone Lodge) than initially meets the eye. The reality isn’t earth shattering, and the turn isn’t nearly as twisted or shocking as it wants to be. (We’ve seen similar tales before.) Still, it’s a tense, bleak, stripped-down thrill ride that puts its own spin on and subverts home invasion horror. [Grade: B]

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