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By Kat Halstead, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Claustrophobic French horror has violence, gore, language.

Movie NR 2021 90 minutes
Meander movie poster: A young White blond woman is trapped in a small, dark space illuminated by the bracelet on her wrist.

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For all its twists and turns, flashes of backstory, and sci-fi elements, it's hard to forget we're still watching an attractive woman in a skin-tight outfit try to survive various violent/gory traps. Thankfully said traps in Meander are well executed -- owing much to Weiss's impressive acting in a fairly limited role -- and the atmosphere is disorientating and claustrophobic. Though the gore feels unnecessary in places, again, it's handled with skill -- to the point where you can almost smell a decomposing corpse as it squelches in Lisa's hands. Sci-fi/afterlife elements attempt to elevate the material, but end up confusing matters and taking away from the central premise -- and perhaps that's where a new angle would have been beneficial. Still, the runtime is tight and between the visceral sound design and the inventive settings this makes for an intense and immersive, if formulaic, addition to the genre.

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