FEEDBACK is a new horror-thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It does start a bit slow but that’s just to set the scene. The final half is full of amazing twists and turns along the way. It feels a bit too long – but it’s still well worth your time. Read our full Feedback review here!

FEEDBACK is a new horror-thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. In some ways, it’s a psychological horror movie but it also features a lot of blood and violence. It’s all key to the plot though, so it makes perfect sense. 

Also, above all else, Eddie Marsan is brilliant in the lead role!

My only issue with this movie is the fact that it feels a bit too long. Continue reading our Feedback movie review below.

Eddie Marsan is the star

He might not be very likable in Feedback as Jarvis Dolan, but Eddie Marsan is absolutely brilliant in the role. In every way, Eddie Marsan is the star of Feedback and he carries most of the story. You might know Eddie Marsan from Atomic Blonde or Deadpool 2. Personally, I’ve been a huge fan since The Disappearance of Alice Creed though I had seen him in lots before.

Also, his importance to that movie became even more obvious when we saw the German Netflix remake Kidnapping Stella. Yeah, it was nowhere near as good, though that wasn’t just because it didn’t have Eddie Marsan (or Gemma Arterton, for that matter).

Feedback (2019) Review

For Feedback, Eddie Marsan also gets a lot of help from a truly amazing supporting cast.

We have Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth and the Netflix series Alta Mar) and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders) in key roles that might not have much screen time. However, they are extremely important to the story.

The same goes for the amazing Richard Brake (Mandy, Rob Zombie’s 3 from Hell) and the wonderful Anthony Head who still makes me think of Buffy the Vampire Slayer though he is also awesome in the upcoming series The Stranger.

Check out Feedback when you can!

Feedback was directed and co-written by Pedro C. Alonso and this is his feature film debut on both counts. The script was co-written with Alberto Marini who has written some amazing movies in the past. He wrote the screenplay for Jaume Balagueró’s amazing horror-thriller Sleep Tight (org. title Mientras duermes) from 2011. And co-wrote Tu Hijo from 2018.

You might like: Our review of the Spanish thriller Your Son (org. title Tu hijo) here >

Also, Alberto Marini was an executive producer on the three [REC] movies, so he’s certainly no stranger to horror movies.

With Feedback, it starts out as a drama, but the psychological (and bloody) horror elements are not far behind. Once things get creepy, the story really doesn’t let up. With a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes, a good ten minutes could have been cut. Still, I definitely did enjoy it overall. Especially the all too familiar and realistic ending!

FEEDBACK is out in select theaters & VOD January 17, 2020.

Details

Director: Pedro C. Alonso
Writers: Pedro C. Alonso, Alberto Marini
Stars: Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson, Ivana Baquero, Richard Brake, Alexis Rodney, Oliver Coopersmith, Nacho Aldeguer, Alana Boden

Plot

Jarvis Dolan (Eddie Marsan) is the host of a successful late-night radio show, “The Grim Reality”. But his life takes a turn when two armed men burst into the studio one night and take him, and his entire show, hostage. Forcing Jarvis to read from a prefabricated script, they expose a scandal that could destroy his whole life and decimate his high-flying career. Live on air, Jarvis will discover what his reality truly means – and what it means to take it back.

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
Karina
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