A frightening thriller, Eden Lake gets under your skin and leaves you feeling exhilarated as well as angry. Its rendition of characters from certain English walks of life is very realistic, feeding our fears of a society breaking down.
The film is violent, at some moments crossing into the Horror genre. There are one or two scenes where the actions of characters are unrealistically extreme. But this we forgive because overall this is a great film.
As always, we recommend that you don’t ruin any surprises by reading spoilers or watching this trailer:
Title: Eden Lake
Direction: James Watkins
Screenplay: James Watkins
Cinematography: Christopher Ross
Editing: Jon Harris
Score: David Julyan
Stars: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Jack O’Connell, James Gandhi, Thomas Turgoose, Bronson Webb, Shaun Dooley, Finn Atkins, Thomas Gill, James Burrows