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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

not awful but i would pass

Honestly the climax is a bit unexpected but only because it makes no sense.. i gave it an extra 2 stars because the acting is somewhat decent and the structure was very unique. i probably wouldnt recommend it though..

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.


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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