When a woman is brutally raped and beaten her boyfriend and ex-boyfriend team up to track down and punish the perpetrator. With anger boiling over, the duo find conflict and violence at every turn. But will they be able to exact revenge for the attack?
Monica Bellucci (Alex), Vincent Cassel (Marcus), Albert Dupontel (Pierre), Jo Prestia (Le Tenia), Philippe Nahon (L’homme), Stephane Drouot (Stephane), Jean-Louis Costes (Fistman).
This French thriller begins with flashes, wobbly shaky camera work, poor lighting and low quality film. For a while, it is almost impossible to tell what is happening. Camera work finally settles down but the story seems to be out of order without explanation. Finally, the violence is explained and the quest for revenge makes sense but with the film being out of order we are left with no real resolution which feels empty.
Acting is decent from Bellucci, though it was hard to tell how acting was from anyone with the shifting camera scenes. The rape scene in the film is particularly brutal. Bellucci and Prestia did nicely with the scene, bringing out the emotion and violence very well.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds all felt low budget. Camera work and film quality was particularly poor and made for a hard film to watch. Dialogue was choppy and did little to add to the film. Sound and soundtrack were also disappointing.
Overall Irreversible was an interesting concept that was quite poorly executed. The storyline is hard to follow, technical work is lacking from most every aspect, the brutality is excessive, and acting felt like an afterthought. Bellucci fans may enjoy this somewhat while others will be disappointed if not offended and/or disgusted.
With graphic brutal violence, rape, blood, gore, and foul language save this for adults only.
Irreversible is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 1 out of 5
Genre: Dramas, foreign movies, Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers
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