Review of 'Mandy'

mandy.jpg Lumberjack Red Miller (Nicholas Cage) and his artist girlfriend Mandy Bloom (Andrea Riseborough) life a peaceful life in a secluded cabin in the woods. When Mandy catches the eye of a crazed cult leader she is kidnapped then killed brutally in front of Red. Red does not take kindly to this and sets out to settle the score…

This is another brutal B-film from Cage that, frankly, does not at all appeal to me. The cinematography and sets are quite imaginative for such a low budget picture but that is really everything positive I can say about it. The acting is satisfactory with Linus Roache as the cult leader Jeremiah Sand particularly delivering quite a chilling performance. Cage is very Cage-y with a demonic look on his face for much of the later part of the film as he sprays the screen with copious amounts of blood in new an imaginative ways.

A typical bloody revenge thriller complete with shocks and thrills…Would recommend you enjoy with your expectations set quite low and you will not be disappointed. Another one I would never have seen had I not had a good deal on tickets…I have to admit I watched the clock for much of this film waiting for it to end.

Rating: “Not great, but not the worse”

Review Date: 2019-09-01

Directed by: Panos Cosmatos Panos Cosmatos

Studio: SpectreVision

Year: 2018

Length: 121 minutes

Genre: Horror