Girls Against Boys (R)

Film

Horror

Liam Aiken and Nicole LaLiberte in Girls Against Boys

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5
 

Time Out says

Posted: Tue Jan 29 2013

A gritty revenge thriller polished to a distracting gleam, Girls Against Boys opens with an attention-grabbing scene featuring an underwear-clad woman, a handcuffed policeman and a carelessly wielded gun, before cutting to a lecture on the controversial artist Aida Makoto and his exploitation of misogynistic stereotypes. That’s pretty much the film in miniature. After meek coed Shae (Danielle Panabaker) is dumped by her married boyfriend and raped following a drunken night of clubbing, her coworker Lu (Nicole LaLiberte, the opening scene’s cop-abuser) nudges her into a kill-crazy, man-slaying weekend. Writer-director Austin Chick throws in echoes of Abel Ferrara’s feminist grindhouse classic Ms. 45, but the provocation feels hollow and the stylish direction—filled with pensive slo-mo—just slows things down.

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Release details

Rated:

R

US release:

Fri Feb 1, 2013

Duration:

93 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Austin Chick

Screenwriter:

Austin Chick

Cast:

Liam Aiken, Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte

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