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: 28 out of 99 found boring (28.28%)

One-line Reviews (94)

It is so slow, nothing really happens.

Poor film quality, boring storyline, boring acting and everything boring in between.

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.

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

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 can see that these guys had an original idea and they really tried to make something special, but I find this film too vague, irrational and boring.

What a bore .

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.

Resolution is clever, but dull.

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.

Boring and crapy in every minute .

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

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

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.

really boring and not worth a watch .

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

I might as well just see Benson and Moorhead's "whole" filmography, including 2014's romantic body horror feature "Spring", which is also worth watching as well.

Don't waste your time watching.

There is the chainsaw wielding, bash your head in variety, the slow moving, creeping dread kind, and everything in between.

I mean I was yawning & bored sh!

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

Exceptionally creative, but ultimately boring .

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

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

The pace is slow and deliberate.

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

It's just a waste of time.

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.

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

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.

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

Either way don't waste your time with this movie.

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!

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.

What a complete waste of time.

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

I personally found the concept EXTREMELY intriguing and quite clever.

Unique and entertaining.....

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

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.

Nothing happened.

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

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

entertaining horror movie with a unique premise .

This is suppose to be a horror film but I found it to be just a boring movie.

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

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

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

Intriguing and clever, RESOLUTION is the sort of horror film that restores one's faith in micro-budget moviemaking.

Slow moving and nothing really happens from start to stop.

Are they guilty of being a little too self indulgent?

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.

Definitely worth the watch for me.

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

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.

The side characters are wonderfully and mysteriously creepy, but fascinating.

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

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.

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.

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

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

Resolution is talky, but intriguing.

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.

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

It was a complete waste of 90 minutes of our 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.

I just found the whole bloody thing INTRIGUING.

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

Unresolved, but engaging .

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

It builds up nicely and i thought it was entertaining.

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.

Resolution could have been boring with it slow pacing, but due it's well written comical bits it's still entertaining.

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

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

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.

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

Don't waste you time!

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

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

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.

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.

It's absolutely a waste of my life I'm never getting back.

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

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

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

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

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

The end ties it up in a really confusing bow.

Then it turned into something so uninteresting and boring, and all of the things that just happened and were left unsolved altogether.

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...