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Slam

2018 1h 56m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
100% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 57% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Slam tells the story of Ricky, a young Arab Australian whose peaceful suburban life is turned on its head when his sister, Ameena, disappears without trace. In a climate of distrust and xenophobia, she is soon suspected of having joined the ranks of ISIS in Syria. In a 'post-facts' world, Ricky no longer knows who to believe, his sense of what's right or the 24 hours media cycle of spin. Read More Read Less

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David Stratton The Australian Overall, Slam is very impressive: it tells an important story in a convincing and enthralling way. Rated: 4/5 Oct 19, 2019 Full Review Richard Kuipers Variety For all its social and political subtext, "Slam" always stays firmly on track as a propulsive and engrossing thriller. Oct 18, 2019 Full Review Sandra Hall Sydney Morning Herald [Director Partho Sen-Gupta]'s a confident talent with a finely tuned instinct for the mechanics of plot and character. There's a lot going on in this film and although the conclusion it reaches is pretty predictable, the trajectory it takes is not. Rated: 4/5 Oct 16, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It works as both a thriller and a thought-provoking social conscious film. Rated: B Oct 29, 2019 Full Review Jim Schembri 3AW Without descending into hysterics writer/director Partho Sen-Gupta does a fine job detailing how promptly fear and suspicion can be coaxed used to promote an official agenda. It's a strong-minded, subdued film that bravely confronts the politics of grief. Rated: 3.5/5 Oct 17, 2019 Full Review Julian Wood FILMINK (Australia) ...engaging drama-thriller. Rated: 16/20 Oct 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Slam tells the story of Ricky, a young Arab Australian whose peaceful suburban life is turned on its head when his sister, Ameena, disappears without trace. In a climate of distrust and xenophobia, she is soon suspected of having joined the ranks of ISIS in Syria. In a 'post-facts' world, Ricky no longer knows who to believe, his sense of what's right or the 24 hours media cycle of spin.
Director
Partho Sen Gupta
Producer
Marc Irmer, Tenille Kennedy, Michael Wrenn
Screenwriter
Partho Sen Gupta
Production Co
Adhésive Production
Genre
Drama, Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 56m