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High Tension, 2003

High Tension
Directed by: Alexandre Aja
Written by: Aja Levasseur
Language:  French, English, Italian
Country:  France
Runtime:  91 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of High Tension is scary, rough, and suspenseful. The plot centers around a slasher, a woman in danger, and a psychopath. It is a foreign, horror, and thriller movie. Stylistically, High Tension is gory. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The setting is France. High Tension happens in contemporary times. Note that it includes strong violent content.

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High Tension (2003)

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In the 1970s, moviegoers reveled in a new sub-genre of horror films that were low on plot, required... more

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Language: French, English, Italian
Country: France
Release date: 18 June 2003
Runtime: 91 min

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Maiwenn Le Besco Maiwenn Le Besco As Alexia
Cecile de France Cecile de France As Marie
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Deftly juggles gore and suspense, and punchline holds an intellectual frisson or two for fans of gender-role speculation, but basically this is one more horror pic on the distinguished road already trodden by "Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "Maniac" and...
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Like all horror films, High Tension builds to a final, sobering flash of chaos that settles all scores. Some viewers will hate Aja's movie for its end-game reveal; others will love it for the very same reason.
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Awful. Opening shower curtains, Psycho reference (again)? Characters are so undeveloped I couldn't care less what happened to them. Killing the child was tastless. Masturbation scene. Boring, not necessary. Truck looked like it was given birth by...
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Back to back, I watched this along with Scorcese's thriller "Shutter Island". I didn't think the two movies had very much in common so imagine my surprise when they both had essentially the same ending. Come to think of it, I believe I've seen at...
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05.September.2010 |  by: ColumboFan
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Many critics, I think, took a film like "High Tension" far too literally. In a literal sense, yes, the film is flawed and has moments where there are loops in the plot and holes large as the eye can see. I understand that. When I first saw the film,...
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22.July.2010 |  by: Doug_Reese
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Before watching Haute tension, or High Tension here in the US, I had read a few brief reviews of it. Everyone seemed to love the movie, except for one common complaint: the ending. Naturally, I was trying to guess the ending from the very beginning,...
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09.October.2009 |  by: Ethan Clapham
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I expected nothing from this movie, and it took everything out of me. Up until the last few minutes, it was one of the scariest i've ever seen. Similar to the tense creep-out of Mute Witness and Jeepers Creepers. At times i had to physically turn...
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