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About the Movie
While walking home Esther Woodhouse is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. This horrible event seems to be a blessing in disguise when Esther finds consolation in a support group. Her life of sadness and solitude is opened up to friendship, understanding, and even acceptance. However, friendship and understanding can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people, as Esther soon embarks down a dark path of obsession.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 23
- Fresh: 13
- Rotten: 10
- Average Rating: 5.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: When almost everyone on screen is nursing a pathology, interest in their fates is far from guaranteed.
Fresh: Skirting horror and black-comedy terrain without quite surrendering to either, the pic proves rather bracing even if it doesn't hold up to much plot-logic scrutiny.
Fresh: Whatever "Proxy" lacks in narrative cohesion and psychological realism, it makes up for in its compelling fever-dream quality and its probing questions about the darker side of parenting.
Rotten: Like a lot of conspiracy thrillers, the questions it raises prove more compelling than the answers it slowly teases out.
Something Different - finally!
I got to see PROXY at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and it's a kickass movie. Finally something different. You can see the filmmakers that have influenced Parker to make this. Almost an homage effect. I wouldn't clarify it as Horror per se. It's a psychological suspense movie. Or a slow boiler if you will. Definitely a story I haven't seen anywhere else.
every now and then...
but not often, but sometimes, something comes along like this where every character is quietly insane in their own perfect way. I appreciate a story like this. You know somehow this will resolve with an answer, but that answer is as crazy as the rest of everything you’ve just seen. This movie is dark and if you don’t get it, you just don’t. It’s going to be hit or miss with a lot of people. I took a chance and was intrigued. Great indy film making.
Crazier than a bag full of cat s#it
I did not know much about this movie going in, purposefully so. It was billed as a disturbing thriller, not a horror movie, so I expected more suspense than outright gore or scares. What I got what so much more insane than I could have possibly anticipated. The movie starts out with a woman whom suffers a terrible tragedy. She meets a woman who thinks she can bond with, having similar experiences, but little does she know that the lady is even crazier than she is. Suffice it to say, this is one of those movies where nothing is what it seems, everyone has a secret to hide, and there are no happy endings, just like in real-life. This movie is definitely not for everyone, but for those that want to see something different, this will be right up your alley. A very pleasant surprise.