The Ugly (1997) Movie Review

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The Ugly (1997)

1997 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama
93 minutes / 1h 33min

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The Ugly Plot Synopsis:

Simon is a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state. Dr.Karen Shoemaker wants to get through to him and starts visiting him in the hospital, and his previous life comes to us in flashbacks.

The Ugly (1997) Review

Scott Reynolds wrote and directed this artistic, imaginative, yet surprisingly unknown Aussie slasher flick about Simon Cartwright (Paolo Rotundo). Simon is an incarcerated serial killer who has requested that newly famous psychiatrist Dr. Schumaker (Rebecca Hobbs) re-evaluate him. You get to see Simon’s troubled childhood and previous murders through flashbacks as Dr. Schumaker searches for the reason behind his insanity. One begins to feel a kind of pity for Simon when we see how his hand is forced by the dark power known only as The Ugly. The ending has a twist and is somewhat hard for most people to draw a conclusion from. However, this is definately a must see film, and one of my personal favorites.

  • The Ugly Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 6.12
  • IMDB: 6.2
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.0

About The Ugly 1997

Title: The Ugly
Year: 1997
Runtime: 93 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.06/5 stars from 2,748 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 2,748
MPAA Rating: R
The Ugly Cast Starring: Tim Barlow, John Steemson, Steve Hall, Sara Pivac, Scott Wills, Sam Wallace, Vanessa Byrnes, Chris Bailey, Aaron Buskin, David Baxter, Paolo Rotondo, Mike Dwyer, Paul Glover, Oliver Hodges, Chris Graham, Christopher Graham, Beth Allen, Darien Takle, Gary Mackay, Rebecca Hobbs, Shane Bessant, Roy Ward, Katrina Browne, Cath McWhirter, Yvonne Dudman, Carolyn Beaver, Frances Chan, Caelem Pope, Jenny Rushton, Jennifer Ward-Lealand
The Ugly Writers: NA
The Ugly Director: Scott Reynolds
Production: New Zealand Film Commission
Language: English
Country: New Zealand