Hounds of Love (2017) Tribeca 2017

Based on a a true story thriller about the kidnapping of a teenage girl by a deranged couple who plan to hold her for a certain amount of time before killing her. Cut off from the world she does what she can to try and win her freedom.

Well made film never truly worked for me until the mad dash to the end. I know the film was a nail biter for many people but in all honestly none of the characters really seemed real other than the wife.

Admittedly part of the problem with the film is the fact that it is based on a true story. Since the hook for the story is that the girl works to get herself free we can kind of assume she survives or else how would be know the story? (The film expands what happened to draw out the brutalization to days not hours)

The film also had the fact that it is yet another abduction story that goes by the numbers working against it, not to mention it is very much a torture porn film (which caused some walk outs).

Your milage may vary.

HOUNDS OF LOVE will be released in the US May 12th

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