Stuck

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3 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Loosely based on a real event, Stuart Gordon’s wicked Hitchcockian thriller relies on suspense, black comedy and wince-inducing horror rather than slice-of-life realism. Mena Suvari plays care home drudge Brandi, who leaves a late-night bar drunk and ploughs into unemployed man Tom (Stephen Rea), whose mangled body becomes wedged in her windscreen. Distracted for a while by her amorous boyfriend, she later returns to inspect the damage, callously toying with Tom like a cat playing with a half-dead mouse. But Tom is one resilient rodent.

Deftly switching between captor and captive, Gordon wrings every drop of tension from the B-movie-style premise. Gordon has directed drama, such as Mamet’s ‘Edmond’, but also visceral horror movies like ‘Re-Animator’. Elements of both are evident in this taut psychological thriller.

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Release details

Rated:
15
Release date:
Friday January 9 2009
Duration:
85 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Stuart Gordon
Cast:
Mena Suvari
Stephen Rea
Lionel Mark Smith

Users say (2)

5 out of 5 stars