Saturday, April 13, 2013

Gritty Little Thriller...Sweet Karma

A mute Russian girl (Shera Bechard) infiltrates Toronto's underground sex trade to avenge the death of her sister.  At a lean 85 minutes writer director Andrew Thomas Hunt sends his protagonist Karma on a no frills path of vengeance against an international sex slave operation.  

With a strong female protagonist (she doesn't need to be rescued) and some great, inventive and grounded kill sequences I enjoyed this film.  (Strip club kill was the best in my mind)  It was gritty and never romanticized the sex trade, instead it was portrayed as filthy, and run by people equally filthy.  If you have less than two hours and and want to see a few pimps(I personally can't stand positive/soft portrayals of pimps) get their comeuppance, this is a satisfying if a tad too by the numbers little grind house descendant.  

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