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Random Acts Of Violence (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Directed by Jay Baruchel, Random Acts Of Violence is an odd beast. A slasher horror film based on the 2010 comic of the same name, its story of a pair of comic book writers discover horrific events are related to a character they created is an interesting and super meta ideas.  But it just didn’t land as well as I wanted/hoped it to. Yes it’s is a full-on and visually striking horror but one that just tries to do TOO much, ending up being a lesser film because of it. It’s good to see some brutal horror on screen once again but it needed a better story to make it work. So not terrible but not great either.

Best Bit: The stabbing in the car.

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Wes Craven’s New Nightmare, The Final Girls, Scream

5 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...