Resolution (2012) - Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

97

Hohummer

A man imprisons his estranged junkie friend in an isolated cabin in the boonies of San Diego to force him through a week of sobriety, but the events of that week are being mysteriously manipulated.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Justin Benson
Stars: Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 23 out of 81 found boring (28.39%)

One-line Reviews (78)

I mean I was yawning & bored sh!

The pace is slow and deliberate.

You, the viewer, can be forgiven for thinking this is getting all too boring.

It's a slow burn that drives its characters to the brink of madness.

Is an empty summer cabin and a camera really all you need to make a film?

Then when I started watching the movie, it moved into slow burner horror territory.

As noted by some in the reviews here, many can easily be left feeling a strong sense of vagueness and confusion about whatever is truly happening.

blah blah blah and nothing happens towards the great CRAPPY ENDING.

Critics and audiences were calling it unpredictable, genre-bending and unlike anything that we've seen before.

really boring and not worth a watch .

you'll enjoy Resolution if you're not a novice, pretentious film reviewer with nothing to prove.

It was a complete waste of 90 minutes of our time.

The first film of theirs that I watched was "Spring", which I thought was a compelling romance drama with horror elements sprinkled in.

It's a really low budget movie where basically nothing happens.

We all know that the majority of modern horror films are tired, so to get something unpredictable is a rarity.

What a complete waste of time.

Everything in Resolution works, the comedy hits, the friendship is authentic, it's unpredictable in the best possible way and the movie leaves you with a lasting thought.

Its more of a slow paced movie that slowly builds a tension, no blood and almost no violence but still very spooky.

It's this process of building two stories together that makes Resolution so original and engrossing.

Exceptionally creative, but ultimately boring .

I see a lot of horror movies it's my favourite genre and most of them, though enjoyable, are pretty similar, so it's really nice and refreshing to see something as unique and mold breaking as Resolution.

It's just a slow drama with a meaningless death or two and some funny dialogue.

" However, this becomes pretty boring once we hit the one hour mark.

Unresolved, but engaging .

Nothing happened.

It's thoroughly entertaining, moves at a good pace and keeps you guessing the entire time (and after its conclusion for some.

the dialogue and relationship between the two leads seem very natural and are the primary driving force of the film i found the story a bit difficult to follow towards the end, though, particularly with regard to the rationale behind the sober lead's decision-making and conclusions he draws from the occurring phenomenon, which itself is an interesting and unique premise.

It is so slow, nothing really happens.

entertaining horror movie with a unique premise .

Resolution is clever, but dull.

Just like various chemicals used to develop film, there are several catalysts at work in this multi-layered but slow cooking pot boiler.

The Cabin in the Woods used a similar postmodern meta-narrative however, it was incredibly entertaining throughout, whilst still being intelligent.

The whole film is just like waiting for something to happen, but nothing really does happen until the last 15 minutes, and even then it's still dull.

Don't waste you time!

If you're after an unpredictable and self-aware horror film, then I'd stick to The Cabin in the Woods or Funny Games.

But what begins as an attempt to save his friend's life quickly takes an unexpected turn as the two friends confront personal demons, the consequences of past actions, and forces beyond their control.

Fans of the film will profess there is deeper meaning, however if you read a few of the forum posts you'll learn that the fans' pretentious "theories" all contradict each other to the point that the REAL meaning can be summed up in two words: lazy screen writing.

Yes a pretentious French movie which won some award at Cannes.

A deeply oddball, and pretty entertaining low budget mash-up of character study, humor, and metaphysical horror.

Are they guilty of being a little too self indulgent?

CONS: I like slow burns in films, especially in horror films.

nothing happened!!!

It seems far more interested in being entertaining and leaving you wondering just what things mean; that old, creepy photo, the escapee from a local loony bin who knocks on the window at night, the fact that they are on Indian lands with a bad history.

But my opinion is that "Resolution" is a clever, slow creeping horror film that uses an unseen, unknown force or threat effectively to stir up an uneasy feel among its audience.

I was hoping that this was going to be as fresh as some of the reviews made out but it ended up being a waste of time.

This is one of the top 5 worst movies i saw in 2013, seriously flirting the 1st place.

I won't go into major detail about the ending, but while some people may have enjoyed it, I did not.

Rewatchability: High Blu-ray: OK (a little bland for a Red camera) A:8 V:7 .

I personally found the concept EXTREMELY intriguing and quite clever.

I actually watched the sequel "The Endless" before I came across this film and something tells me "Resolution" is more enjoyable if you watch the films in reversed order.

I admit I like low-budget horror movies with low-key fright and a cast of unknowns, except for the great Zahn McClarnon, who takes his intense Native American role from 'Longmire' to a darker level.

I just found the whole bloody thing INTRIGUING.

A scheming real estate developer (Josh Higgins) creeps in, mistaking Michael and Chris for the deed-holders, and a doomsday religious cult is engaging in shenanigans a little too nearby for comfort.

As things spiral out of control, there are some great mind-bending moments and though the films touches on some really interesting subjects and topics, the conclusion is a yawn.

The acting from the main protagonists is compelling, the ambiance suitably unsettling, and odd characters come and go a la "Twin Peaks".

This is a slow paced drama that really leads to nowhere, and you're left with a "WTF?

It's just a waste of time.

But sadly so much of the movie is boring there is no way that's happening.

I don't want to say too much, but I did find the little, teasing tidbits and ESPECIALLY the mention of a particular famous and significant name in a 'research' journal that they found (in French at that, but you STILL recognize the name) along with other odd possible angles presented throughout the story, truly fascinating...

Boring and crapy in every minute .

Those who hate the film with bash its' supporters as pretentious snobs who like anything "artsy" to prove how smart they are.

The film starts off pretty slow with an anti climatic ending, and doesn't have that much if any action, but the unique outcome, engaging and riveting characters and plot twist, make the viewing semi worth it.

In fact, the most entertaining scenes are between the two thanks to the chemistry of the actors and the funny dialogue, "I met this dog!

This film however has a monotonous story that fails to progress anywhere, uninspiring acting and no visual storytelling whatsoever.

Unique and entertaining.....

Their bickering goes on for a while, sometimes funny, sometimes drab, until you feel it playing out like a pretentious 'friend in need' story.

This movie is a pile of nonsense, boring, flat movie with no thrills.

I'm just a horror junky that thought he had seen every horror movie worth watching, and now that i've seen this, maybe I have.

For first time directors though, I think they are exciting and brilliant new talent and can't wait to see what they have in store for us next.

This movie is guilty of being boring as hell, and unfulfilling.

Will a little development any or all of them could have turned the story and premise into something much more intriguing and given some climax or conflict to the story.

Resolution is talky, but intriguing.

There might be too much dialog in this movie, that made it little boring sometimes even though they were good ones.

It builds up nicely and i thought it was entertaining.

Expertly balancing dark humor with genuine thrills and unexpected pathos, Resolution is an utterly unique cinematic experience that defies genre classification.

The excellent acting by the two leads is what keeps this film entertaining from start to finish even when there aren't necessarily any chills or action.

For a movie where not a great deal happens, I found Resolution an engaging effort.

Resolution is a great movie when it comes to unexpected roads in storytelling.