Ratings Key



★★★★
= Excellent. The best the genre has to offer.
★★★
1/2 = Very Good. Perhaps not "perfect," but undoubtedly a must-see.
★★★ = Good. Accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it well.
★★1/2 = Fair. Clearly flawed and nothing spectacular, but competently made. OK entertainment.
★★ = Mediocre. Either highly uneven or by-the-numbers and uninspired.
1/2 = Bad. Very little to recommend.
= Very Bad. An absolute chore to sit through.
NO STARS! = Abysmal. Unwatchable dreck that isn't even bad-movie amusing.
SBIG = So Bad It's Good. Technically awful movies with massive entertainment value.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Don't Mess With My Sister (1985)

...aka: American Junkyard
...aka: Family and Honor

Directed by:
Meri Zarchi

The director of the notorious I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (1978) returns with a... New York-set romantic dramedy meets urban revenge flick? Yep, strange as it sounds, this effort is usually categorized as horror, but it actually has very little content that could be classified as a genre picture aside from a few violent moments. Even more surprising is that this is a much better film than I Spit. The acting, writing and direction are all superior to that film and it even has echoes of early Scorsese.

★★1/2

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