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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. – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, Jan 19, 2012

Rotten: The resolution of its conflicting truths proves so bizarre and idiotically off-the-wall that it mitigates all that precedes it. – Ronnie Scheib, Variety, Jan 23, 2012

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. – Michelle Orange, Village Voice, Jan 17, 2012

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Customer Reviews

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.


Don't do it. Some of the worst acting I've seen in a long time. Margo is always good and the boy who plays the male lead is convincing, but everyone else and the script are so bad that it's just excruciating to watch.


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.

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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2012

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