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Rise: Blood Hunter

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Torturous vampire bloodbath is a waste for all.

Movie R 2007 94 minutes
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It's difficult to find anything positive to say about RISE: BLOOD HUNTER, a gory vampire/revenge movie that never lets up on the blood and violence. How many times can the clueless heroine go into a dark, forbidding building? How much over-acting is just too much? How often will the age-old vampire legend be manipulated to meet the needs of the ridiculous plot?

Unfortunately, even if you can get past the vast amounts of blood spattered in nearly every frame; the gratuitous nudity; the graphic, violence-laced sexuality; and the over-the-top brutality, all you'll find a humorless, illogical story, unsympathetic characters, and amateurish production values. The movie is directed without any effective tension or suspense, the music is obvious and corny, and the special effects are far from special -- a supposedly decapitated head in a plastic bag is quite clearly set up at the edge of a table with the rest of the actor hidden in blackness off camera.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: June 1, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: October 9, 2007
  • Cast: Carla Gugino , Lucy Liu , Michael Chiklis
  • Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
  • Inclusion Information: Latino directors, Multiracial directors, Female actors, Asian actors
  • Studio: Mandate Pictures
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 94 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity, language, and brief drug use.
  • Last updated: June 1, 2023

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