Held ★½

Held is frustrating because unlike most horror movies of this caliber, the premise is actually pretty good. I won’t give it away because that would spoil the big twist of the film, but I thought it was interesting and unexpected. Unfortunately it’s really kneecapped by uninspired direction and dialogue. I also have a problem with how the film uses sexual assault as a plot point multiple times for pretty much no reason. It felt unnecessary and out of place especially for a movie that’s not that scary or graphic in other ways

#32 of 2021