My Bloody Valentine (2009) Movie Review

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My Bloody Valentine (2009)

2009 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
101 minutes / 1h 41min

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My Bloody Valentine Plot Synopsis:

In the mining town of Harmony, a drilling accident is caused by the son of the owner, Tom Hanniger. The mine collapses, burying six miners alive. The rescue team finds only Harry Warden alive, but in coma, and the other miners murdered by his pickax, and they conclude that Harry killed them to save oxygen for himself. On Valentine's Day, Harry awakes from his coma in the local hospital, and he kills twenty-two people, including a group of teenagers that are partying in the mine. Harry is killed by the deputy, but the only survivors are Tom Hanniger, his girlfriend Sarah, their friend Axel Palmer and his girlfriend Irene. Ten years later, Tom returns to Harmony after the death of his father. Tom has decided to sell the Hanniger Mine, and finds that Sarah has married Axel, who is now the local sheriff, and they have a son named Noah. On Valentine's Day, Harry Warden also returns, seeking revenge against those that had escaped his pickax in the past, and Tom is accused by Axel and other locals, who in turn makes accusations against Axel.

My Bloody Valentine (2009) Review

Director Patrick Lussier took an amazing stab at directing My Bloody Valentine (2009). My Bloody Valentine was nominated for four awards for best film, best actress, and best makeup. Many people may remember that Betsy Rue received some publicity for a scene in particular that broke the record for the longest scene filmed.

My Bloody Valentine stars Jensen Ackles (Supernatural TV Series - Dean Winchester) as Tom Hanniger who returns home after a 10-year leave. Tom left right after Valentine’s night massacre where 22 people were murdered. When he returns to town, suspicions are raised, and he may be the lead suspect since the killer was never caught. Only Tom’s old girlfriend who has since moved on believes he is innocent.

The pacing is the biggest factor here on whether you enjoy this movie or not. I understand that the director and writers wanted a sleepy town setting and mood, so the pacing is slow. That may not be taken into consideration for others, and they may not stick around to watch the film entirely. Other issues arise like you rooting for Tom even though, in the back of your mind, you smell something fishy. I enjoyed the film while keeping all these things in mind and watching the film with little expectations. The result, a fun movie experience for me but mixed reviews in the room. Some liked it; some thought it average, and some thought it was boring and horrible. The actors all gave great performances with a screenplay that looked difficult to pull off in the first place. My advice, watch this movie throughout its entirety, and you should enjoy it like me.

  • My Bloody Valentine Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.05
  • IMDB: 5.5
  • MetaCritic: 5.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 6.0

About My Bloody Valentine 2009

Title: My Bloody Valentine
Year: 2009
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Reviewer: Score: 3.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.02/5 stars from 49,669 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 49,669 MPAA Rating: R
My Bloody Valentine Cast Starring: John W. Iwanonkiw, Marc Macaulay, Tom Atkins, Todd Farmer, Jeffrey Jones, Bingo O'Malley, Kerr Smith, Edi Gathegi, Betsy Rue, Chris Carnel, William Kania, Giovanna Yannotti, Jaime King, Joe Shelby, Kyle Quinn, Nicole Leigh Belle, Sam Nicotero, Sean P. McCarthy, James Werley, Denise Dal Vera, Cherie McClain, Sara Brooks, Jensen Ackles, David Whalen, Tim Hartman, Annie Kitral, Kevin Tighe, Megan Boone, Rita Gregory, Beth Pedone
My Bloody Valentine Writers: Todd Farmer, Zane Smith, John Beaird
My Bloody Valentine Director: Patrick Lussier
Box Office: $51,527,787
Production: Lionsgate Films
Language: English
Country: USA