Roadtripping couple (Evans and Clemens) are kidnapped by a gang of carjacking rednecks. Unfortunately, he's badder than they are...
Imagine Hannibal Lecter after an SAS survival course and you’ve got Luke Evans’ charismatic antihero, a novelty-death-dealing Swiss army knife with a ludicrous ad-lib arsenal. Ryûhei Kitamura’s second US film is a gore-splashed house-invasion horror played with unrepentant, corny gusto. In one corner: Evans’ serial killer. In the other: a psychotic gang. In the middle: Adelaide Clemens’ crafty hostage. The battle is blunt: what sharpens it are spiky twists and Kitamura’s sheer cheek: he riffs on everything from The Hitcher to Apocalypse Now. Cultdom beckons. Sequel welcome. Bring an apron.
Loopy, film-literate and full-bore, it's a sadistic thriller in modern-day garb.
Reviewed by Simon Crook
Im not really sure why but from day one I was really excited about this film. Luke Evans looks like one for the future and Im a big fan of this genre. The fact that I couldn't find it on at any of my local cinemas only spurred on my excitement and anticipation! When my Blu-Ray copy from Love Film finally arrived I have to admit I was pretty excited! Oh dear. It appears all these months of build up had all been for nothing! This film was absolutely terrible! The acting was awful, even from Evans.... More
Posted by guysalisbury at 21:27, 15 November 2013 | Report This Post
|NOT BAD AT ALL.....|
Gore hounds rejoice! Ryuhei Kitamura’s second Hollywood feature really hits the mark. NO ONE LIVES is a clever and effectively nasty little gem that keeps you watching right until the end. By turns, familiar, starkly violent and ferociously filmed it’s the best thriller I’ve seen all year! Luke Evans’ unstoppable serial psycho villain is a memorable creation and thanks to some committed actors getting the best out of a surprisingly inventive and literate script, the plot ... More
Posted by ROTGUT at 16:38, 01 November 2013 | Report This Post
If you don't give a fig about low-production values, then you may be in for a real treat with this. Evans is terrific, the gore and genre subversions are welcome, as is the brief running time, but it's a not up there with You're Next for horror of the year. ... More
Posted by tysmuse at 22:31, 07 October 2013 | Report This Post
I thought it was a great movie. i was able to fully engage with the film because i enjoyed the different twist it had of abducted travelers. normally i spend half the film with my eyes covered in fear for the travelers, but here i rooted for the killer and fully watched for his support. ... More
Posted by amill008 at 02:14, 09 September 2013 | Report This Post
No One Lives is a fun, smart and slick slasher that uses cliches in a playful manner and turns our perspectives upside down to create a nerving, unpredictable blood-spilled experience. And although it is sprayed in flaws as it is in blood, it safely manages to up-the-ante in the modern slasher genre, by adding in old-school material. One to watch. ... More
Posted by jackcarlin18 at 13:56, 16 June 2013 | Report This Post