Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Thoroughbreds Review - 4 Stars

Director Corey Finley deposits his audacious thriller "Thoroughbreds" into your neighborhood theater just for the shocking fun of it. Wow, what a movie! Anya Taylor-Joy begins the story as a good little rich teen, encouraged to tutor her troubled former friend played by Olivia Cooke. One girl appears scarred by the death of a beloved horse, the other by the death of her father and replacement by a stern stepfather. The girls decide murder might heal their spirit. Finley paces this story with Hitchcock precision. Long, silent stretches increase the tension. "Thoroughbreds" looks great, taking place in a one percent of the one percent Connecticut neighborhood. Music, sound and the sight of those two seemingly innocents put me on the edge of my seat. "Thoroughbreds" will stay with you long after you leave the theater. Note that "Thoroughbreds" marks the last performance of the late Anton Yelchin, who died accidentally last year. This unfortunate fact makes "Thoroughbreds" even creepier. "Thoroughbreds," rated "R," 4 stars. Does it deliver what it promises? Tension-filled, sure-handed thriller. Is it entertaining? Slow & sweet, and packs a wallop. Is it worth the price of admission? The best horror thriller since "Get Out."