Curve (2015) Movie Review

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Curve (2015)

2015 | R | Horror, Thriller
81 minutes / 1h 21min

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Curve Plot Synopsis:

Mallory Rutledge is driving her fiancé's truck to Denver to meet him and get married. While driving in the lonely road, she talks to her sister Ella and decides to take a detour to visit the Grand Canyon. Out of the blue, the truck stops and Mallory can get no service in her cell phone. However the gentle drifter Christian Laughton offers to fix the car and Mallory accepts. Then she offers a ride to him and when she is driving, he says p*rnography to her. She asks him to leave but he shows a knife and tells her to go to a derelict motel. Mallory sees that the psychopath Christian is not wearing the seat bell and decides to throw the truck off the road in a curve. But the leg of Mallory is trapped in the overturned car and Christian leaves her without any help, in the beginning of Mallory's worst nightmare. Will she escape from the vehicle and from the psychopath?

Curve (2015) Review

Curve (2015) is an American horror thriller that is 81 minutes and was filmed in Santa Clarita, California, USA and Los Angeles, California, USA. Director Iain Softley (K-PAX (2001), The Skeleton Key (2005), Hackers (1995), Inkheart (2008)) did an average job completing Curve. Curve contains bad language, sexual references/content, brief graphic nudity, gore, stabbings, minor thrills, minor suspense and graphic images of a man caught in a bear trap. The movie is a survival type movie that entertained me to a point although it was a tad bit boring during the first act.

Mallory (Julianne Hough - Dancing with the Stars (2005), Entertainment Tonight (1981), The 2012 Billboard Music Awards (2012)) is seen video chatting with her sister Ella while going to her wedding rehearsal in Denver. Ella (Penelope Mitchell - The Vampire Diaries (2009), Hemlock Grove (2013), Zipper (2015)) is not convinced that her sister will go through with the wedding and did not book a plane ticket. Ella told Mallory that she needs to make sure that Mallory is in love and happy this time. It did not take long for the meat of the movie to unravel as Mallory’s car unexpectedly breaks down and has no cell phone reception to call for help or car service. She met mysterious stranger Christian (Teddy Sears - A Single Man (2009), The Client List (2010), Masters of Sex (2013), Firehouse Dog (2007)) who fixed her car.

Mallory did something that no female on a dark, lonely road should do; she offered Christian a ride although she is running later for her wedding rehearsal. Christian would have spooked me with the things he started to say to her. He told her that faith has brought them together, and she would not get something of his down her throat. At that point, Mallory tried to get him out of her vehicle, but one disaster leads to another where we see her fighting for her life along with others. I enjoyed Curve and all that it has to offer, but it is not something that I will watch again. The actors gave an average performance where it was not good or bad and could have done better. The special effects, sound, editing and everything else about Curve was average. Horror fans should know that this film is not a real horror film that will scare you or make you jump.

  • Curve Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 5.33
  • IMDB: 5.5

About Curve 2015

Title: Curve
Year: 2015
Runtime: 81 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.66/5 stars from 5,350 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 5,350
MPAA Rating: R
Curve Cast Starring: Kurt Bryant, Drew Rausch, Penelope Mitchell, Julianne Hough, Teddy Sears, Madalyn Horcher
Curve Writers: Kimberly Lofstrom Johnson, Lee Patterson
Curve Director: Iain Softley
Production: Universal Pictures
Country: USA