The Victim (2011 film)
Film poster, North America
|Directed by||Michael Biehn|
|Produced by||Jennifer Blanc
|Written by||Michael Biehn
|Music by||Jeehun Hwang|
|Edited by||Vance Crofoot|
|Distributed by||BlancBiehn Productions|
- Michael Biehn as Kyle
- Jennifer Blanc as Annie
- Ryan Honey as Harrison
- Danielle Harris as Mary
- Denny Kirkwood as Coogan
Alan Cerny of Ain't It Cool News characterized The Victim as "a fun sleazy grindhouse film", in which Biehn was lauded for both giving a good performance and getting good performances out of his actors. Though Cerny stated that Biehn's first-time director effort exhibited imperfections such as a driving montage scene that he felt was too long, he appreciated that Biehn understood the genre in which he was working, commenting, "Biehn has a clear path to what he's shooting for, and for much of the film's running time, he gets it", and "It's a specific genre with a specific style, and working from that, Biehn gets way more right than he does wrong."
The New York Times said, "Directing his own screenplay, Mr. Biehn (working from a story by Reed Lackey) pays more attention to genitals than spatial coherence, unaware that labeling a film grind house doesn’t excuse soap-opera emoting and laughable dialogue. Wait, what am I saying? Of course it does."
The film currently has a 35% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
- Catsoulis, Jeannette (August 23, 2012). "Wayward Women, Menacing Men and a Cabin in the Woods ‘The Victim,’ Grind House Film Directed by Michael Biehn". The New York Times.
- Borys, Kit (January 6, 2012). "Anchor Bay Picks Up Michael Biehn's Directorial Debut". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Cerny, Alan (September 18, 2011). "Nordling Says Michael Biehn's THE VICTIM Is A Fun Sleazy Grindhouse Film!". Ain't It Cool News.
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