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High Tension

HD   R Closed Captioning

Alexandre Aja

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About the Movie

Two female students, Marie and Alex, set off to Alex's parent's secluded homestead in the country to relax and study. Come nightfall, Hell pulls up at the front door. Alex, bound and gagged, is taken away, with Marie left alluding the intruder. Can she save her friend's life in time? Or is everything all that it seems.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 129
  • Fresh: 52
  • Rotten: 77
  • Average Rating: 5.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Like the fairly recent Cabin Fever and like earlier slasher films of that grisly ilk, High Tension takes a fairly straightforward approach to its essential reason for being, namely the stagecraft of death. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Fresh: Purely as an exercise in style, this movie has its moments. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Very bloody, sometimes difficult to watch and sometimes just tiresome. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It doesn't make an iota of sense. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, Jun 12, 2005

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Customer Reviews

Heavily Edited Censored Version

This is a heavily edited censored version with awful dubbing. This film is a classick and it deserves to be seen as it was meant to be. It is one of the most balls-out hardcore movies you will ever see. Go out and rent or buy the uncut French version with subtitles, do not buy on iTunes! Oh and if you think this movie is violent, sick, and disturbing then check out INSIDE and FRONTIER(S).

Best Horror of the 00's

Forget Saw, Hostel, and The Devil's Rejects. High Tension will horrify you with images so shocking that you won't believe your eyes. This movie is like your worst nightmare, it will rock you. This movie is amazing and that's all there is to it. You don't know what fear is until you have seen High Tension.


wow....this movie was sooo twisted. but thats the way i like it...a twisted thriller/suspense!!!!! u wont regret buying it

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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Horror
  • Released: 2005

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