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  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    In Cheap Thrills, a committed cast elevates what is, ultimately, a gimmicky thriller. It dissolves into a puddle of blood-tinged hypocrisy. show more

  • 80
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Katz has a clear investment in Healy's character and convincingly depicts his choices as inevitable even when they become anything but. show more

  • 75
    Brian Tallerico RogerEbert.com

    This is a solid thrill ride all around, especially for those who like their Faustian parables with a bit of the bloody red stuff. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    A nasty, elemental thriller, basically a four-character play with blood and guts and sex and drugs and dares show more

  • 50
    Steve Macfarlane Slant Magazine

    The film's clearest winner is Pat Healy, whose depiction of a man willing to corrode his entire life to provide for his wife and kid feels true despite the script's silliest moments. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    This is not a movie for everybody, but that assessment is not exactly intended as a thumbs down. Alarming thrills are guaranteed. show more

  • 80
    Empire

    A grimly funny social allegory that doesn't pull a single punch. show more

  • 80
    Nigel Floyd Time Out London

    The casting of comedian Koechner as the sleazy host is a masterstroke, but all four actors relish the salty dialogue and farcical cruelty, as the film moves towards a bleak but satisfying ending. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    It's not an easy ride, but it is ultimately a satisfying one. show more

  • 70
    Scott Tobias The Dissolve

    The film advances some harsh truths about the spoils of money-grubbing savagery. But Cheap Thrills doesn’t take a scolding tone: These lessons come in the form of a rowdy, midnight-movie entertainment that keeps its considerable ambition under wraps. show more

  • April 07, 2014 jpewther
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    A black comedy. Good script, good acting.

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