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John and the Hole
John and the Hole

Year Released: 2021

Staring: Charlie Shotwell, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Ehle

Director: Pascual Sisto

Plot

A coming-of-age psychological thriller that plays out the unsettling reality of a kid who holds his family captive in a hole in the ground.

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"If you enjoy reading my Spoiler-Free reviews, please follow my blog @ https://www.msbreviews.com This edition of Sundance has already delivered a few ambiguous, atmospheric films (Human Factors, In The Earth), but none has surprised or impacted me in a positive way so far. John and the Hole comes close to get a good reaction from me, but it also holds another massive bunker filled with way too many open questions. It’s always challenging to review a movie with an underlying, vague story that"

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"“John and the Hole” has a maddening ambiguity that seems a whole lot like lazy storytelling rather than a well thought out narrative. Director Pascual Sisto‘s unsettling story of a 13-year-old who drugs his family and dumps them in an unfinished bunker in the woods is a nightmare tale of young teenage angst, and the film’s imperfections are partially what make it so interesting. John (Charlie Shotwell, in a chilling performance) is a very strange kid. To the casual observer, it looks like the"

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