Overall Rank: 21916
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 3
Theatrical Release Date: 07/24/2020
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 10/20/2020
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Romola Garai
Actors: Imelda Staunton, Alec Secareanu, Carla Juri, Angeliki Papoulia, Paul O'Kelly, Jacqueline Roberts
Plot: A war veteran lives homeless in London, suffering from nightmares and PTSD. Barely getting by, a chance encounter with a nun places him in a run-down house where a daughter cares for her ailing mother. He reluctantly becomes the new handyman, happy for a hot meal and place to sleep but he soon realizes the situation is far more dangerous than he could ever imagine. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/19/2020
Horror has seen a great resurgence of late and you don't need $100 million or more to make an effective film. This has led to some of the best the genre has to offer - but also plenty of pale imitations. Amulet, with its slow burn and creepy atmosphere lands somewhere right in the middle. It has its moments but never quite grips you the way you want.
When I say slow burn, Amulet takes a fair share of time to get to the horror portion. Much of the beginning of the film is dedicated to Tomas (Alec Secareanu), a veteran of war who is obviously suffering from some major PTSD trauma. Living homeless and taking on odd jobs just to survive, he is forced to tie his own hands before going to sleep and suffers from nightmare involving his past at a lonely outpost where he encounters a woman …
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