Thriller Movies [Short Reviews]

Updated 2020-02-22

Here I collect every short review I made on Thriller movies. To see another genre look at the index page. You find it here!

I’m the type of persons who hates spoilers, I more or less never watch trailers and don’t want to know anything about the movie more than the basic plot. So in that vein is also my reviews. They are more of short things that maybe can wake someones interest and make them discover the movie themselves.

A Simple Plan (1998)


When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Awesome drama/thriller with the amazing Billy Bob Thornton. An early on simple plan soon gets complicated and we get several twists and turns. A classic!

Body, The (aka El cuerpo) (2012)


A detective searches for the body of a femme fatale which has gone missing from a morgue.

I love Spanish movies, and I love a ”who done it” movie, so a Thriller/Murder mystery I’m all in. You’re at the edge of your seat more or less the entire time.

Capture, The (2019)


After ex-soldier Shaun Emery’s (Turner) conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to flawed video evidence. But when CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun’s life takes a shocking turn and he must soon fight for his freedom once again.

British TV mini-series surrounding CCTV footage, and for some reason I have always loved movies with survaillance footage as a big part of a story. Then a false flag operation make it even better. I’m not sure I really like Holliday Grainger as the lead detective, she has something boring over her persona and always seems to be 3 seconds away from crying.

Freeway (1988)


A deeply-disturbed man goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America’s highways.

A generic action/thriller about a man quoting verses from Revelation in the bible and shoots people out of the L.A highways. Everything surrounding a woman whose husband had been a victim, and a radio host. Made for TV quality and pretty bad acting. Like when an Uzi gun shoots at a window, but the girl has the time to duck before the bullets hit the window :-). A priest with a grenade launcher. And it’s always fun when Americans try to read things in Latin and it sounds so bad. I seriously don’t get why more or less every other country in the world can pronounce words and meanings from different corners of the world … but not Americans 🙂

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Most Beautiful Island (2017)


Most Beautiful Island is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman’s struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game.

I’m a sucker for “small” indie movies, the ones with usually only 2-3 characters. For some reason they seem more real than “big” movies for me. I really liked this one. The director/main lead actress Ana Asensio does an amazing job.

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Piercing (2018)


A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.

Interesting premise, and some interesting twist and turns. But for some reason don’t feel great. Probably a one time watch for me.

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Red, White And Blue (2010)


Set in Austin, Texas, this “slacker revenge movie” follows the disaffected Erica as she sleeps with a series of nameless men, until she is befriended by Nate, an ex-Iraq war veteran with a sociopath’s streak.

This dark Drama/Thriller from 2010 ended up being really good, but I have to be honest I almost shut it off after 30 minutes, not that it was bad but I was in the mood for a thriller and it was a straight up drama early on. This changed about 50-60 minutes in and we get some twists and turns. It’s dark and raw and I loved it.

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