Pleasure and pain -- for any film to evoke either emotion takes a considerable effort, for better or worse, and to extract one sensation out of the other takes a defter touch yet. Olly Blackburn's Donkey Punch starts out with its characters indulging in all manner of proud debauchery, and when they come to bear the consequences of their behavior, their pain becomes our pleasure. That admittedly may not spell out 'entertainment' for everyone, but it wouldn't be entertaining in the hands of just anyone, and Blackburn takes one boat, one body, a rising tide of panic and a rising number of corpses and uses them all to craft the best bad news possible.
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