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About the Movie
Told from three points-of-view, SCALENE is a perceptual thriller that revolves around a mother's revenge (Margo Martindale - Emmy Winner F/X's JUSTIFIED, Showtime's DEXTER, MILLION DOLLAR BABY) after her mentally-challenged son (Adam Scarimbolo - A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, STAKE LAND) is accused of a sexual assault by his student caretaker (Hanna Hall - FORREST GUMP, Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES). This critically-acclaimed independent film has been applauded for its strong performances, gripping storyline, and unique structure that takes audiences on a movie-watching experience they have never had before.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 7
- Fresh: 5
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: While occasionally unpleasant, the film never crosses the line from bearably chilling to unbearably gruesome, keeping its characters credible and its events explicable.
Rotten: The resolution of its conflicting truths proves so bizarre and idiotically off-the-wall that it mitigates all that precedes it.
Fresh: Strong performances and a Hitchcock-trained eye build unnerving tension into its depiction of the intimate stress of caring for an invalid and the ways people might or might not crack under it.
Puts Hollywood to Shame
Saw this during its festival run. It's a film that brings back what movies used to be about; story, performances, cinematography and directing.
A superb example of independent film giving the big boys a run for their money.
All three leads do a great job, and the way their stories are shown is inspiring. It makes you think about how each character perceives reality in their own unique way and as a viewer you are allowed to see the result of their stories and perceptions intersecting to an unexpected result/end.
very worth a watch
A really good & original movie, if not sometimes difficult to watch b/c of its subject matter (that's a good thing). I would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the last 90 seconds.
I get the whole point of perception, etc - but the ending took the point to an absurd and self-important level - included with a "Hitchcock" shot that simply had no place in the movie.