Critic Reviews for Cactus
Cactus thrives on sparse dialogue and scant backstory, so the flood of information in the final act waters down what is otherwise a dark outback thriller.
Suspenseful misadventure gets off to a roaring start but doesn't deliver the goods.
The cinematography is terrific and one inspired scene involves the use of the Wiggles as an instrument of torture.
This laconic Australian thriller-cum-road movie wastes no time in getting into gear.
Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan ("Kill Bill," "Mongol") leapfrogs into the director's chair with confidence; but her flawed, lightweight script betrays inexperience behind a keyboard.
Audience Reviews for Cactus
A lot of people talking about Australian cinematography are spending more time reading critics instead of watching movies! If I read the critics I would skip watching this film.... and I am glad I didn't. Interesting road movie by first time writer-director Jasmine Yuen-Carrucan. She was very good camera operator until this attempt as a director and now is showing us that is very capable woman doing both of those things very well. I like that this art work is not too commercial and I could describe it as esoteric. This film is NOT a masterpiece, but everything is done professionally without too much effort. I won't try to describe the plot, let me say that the journey of the two passengers is much more interesting than the destination.
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