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      Sun Choke

      Released Aug 5, 2016 1 hr. 23 min. Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for Sun Choke: Trailer 1 List
      88% 25 Reviews Tomatometer 42% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Forced to endure a bizarre health regimen by her caretaker (Barbara Crampton), a recovering mental patient (Sarah Hagan) becomes obsessed with a young woman (Sara Malakul Lane) to whom she feels an inexplicable connection. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 09 Buy Now

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      Hugo S A woman affected by a past trauma is subjected to a bizarre holistic therapy by her caretaker. "Sun Choke" is a surreal study of the main character's psyche. The narrative is embedded with an ambiguous and dreamy vibe, which might be a turn-off for many viewers who prefer a more cohesive story. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Probably one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen but I wanted to know what was gonna happen Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/09/22 Full Review Audience Member Poorly casted. The lead actress was supposed to be in her teens but looked in her late 30s Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm all for a poetic psychological thriller, but this one gets wrapped up in itself too many times to make any sense at all Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Wouldn't call it a horror except for 3 gory scenes. It was a trippy drama. The movie was great at making you root for the supposed protagonist before switching on a dime and making them the antagonist. Great acting, good direction, good cinematography. Soundtrack was tame but applicable usually. Its definitely a slow burn. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Sun Choke needs some time it is a slow burn . This film works as a character study of in large part because of how committed actress Sarah Hagan is to playing Janie's derangement. It is never really made clear why 'Janie' is a troubled soul suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal violent social behavior. Sun Choke with excellent acting from all. The film things adds up to the creation of one evocative, trippy film that is sure to run chills down your spine. This film offers a unique experience that'll leave you surprised and intrigued. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Simon Abrams RogerEbert.com Come for the abidingly mysterious plot, stay for Hagan's bewitching performance. Rated: 3/4 Aug 5, 2016 Full Review Noel Murray AV Club The film doesn't always work as a genre exercise, but it's a winner as a character study, in large part because of how committed Hagan is to playing Janie's derangement. Casting directors in search of the offbeat should take note. Rated: B- Aug 3, 2016 Full Review Anton Bitel Sight & Sound Sun Choke is, in keeping with a protagonist who comes in more than one 'version', a disorienting, dissociative affair, reminiscent in parts of Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth (2009) - and all beautiful, tense, hallucinatory and deeply disturbing. Aug 26, 2015 Full Review C.H. Newell Father Son Holy Gore A psychological horror and surreal character study of co-dependency. Cresciman straddles a line where you may never know exactly what's real and what's not, even at the end. Rated: 4/5 May 4, 2019 Full Review Patrick Bromley Daily Dead There's a lot to unpack and it offers no easy answers, but its challenges are deeply rewarding. Rated: 4/5 Nov 2, 2018 Full Review Morgan Rojas Cinemacy It goes without saying that this wouldn't be a horror film without violence and nudity, which there is quite a lot of, yet ultimately, all things add up to the creation of one evocative, trippy film that is sure to run chills down your spine. Aug 6, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Forced to endure a bizarre health regimen by her caretaker (Barbara Crampton), a recovering mental patient (Sarah Hagan) becomes obsessed with a young woman (Sara Malakul Lane) to whom she feels an inexplicable connection.
      Director
      Ben Cresciman
      Executive Producer
      Leigh Jones, Ian Keiser
      Screenwriter
      Ben Cresciman
      Distributor
      XLrator Media
      Production Co
      Lodger Films, Easy Open Productions
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 5, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 2, 2016
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