Critics Spit On I Spit on Your Grave (Unrated)

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| February 09, 2011
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Given America's recent love affair with gory torture movies (e.g. Hostel, the Saw series), it was only a matter of time before someone dredged up the controversial 1978 cult classic I Spit on Your Grave. Like the original--which shares a DVD release date with the remake--the 2010 film portrays a raped woman (Sarah Butler) exacting gruesome and humiliating revenge on her attackers. It's a simple formula: The first half gratuitously depicts the woman's rape, and the second half gratuitously depicts the rapists' executions. Countless reputable critics have condemned the movie as tasteless and despaired over the morality of an audience that enjoys it. Even so, it sounds like a formula for success in today's movie market.

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