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As Good as Dead (2010)





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Three members of an extremist cult kidnap and torture a prominent photojournalist who they believe murdered their revered leader in this twisting psychological thriller starring Cary Elwes, Andie MacDowell, and Frank Whaley. The widow of late cult leader Reverend Kalahan, Helen (MacDowell) is determined to seek revenge against the man who murdered her husband. But in a tragic twist of fate Helen, her dangerously unstable son, Jake (Matt Dallas), and their sadistic enforcer, Aaron (Whaley), discover that they may have targeted the wrong man. The more the trio interrogates the terrified Ethan (Elwes), the more apparent it becomes that Helen, Jake, and Aaron may have escalated a situation that no one can walk away from untarnished. As Helen grows increasingly convinced of Ethan's innocence, cold-blooded killer Aaron vows to leave no witnesses, and attempts to manipulate Jake into taking his side. Meanwhile, Ethan's estranged wife, Kate (Nicole Ansari-Cox), attempts to call Ethan when he fails to pick up their ten-year-old daugther, Sarah (Emma Kantor), at the predetermined time, and drives to his apartment to confront him personally.

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Brian Cox
as Reverend Kalahan
Crispian Belfrage
as Brian Shepard
Cygalle Dias
as Bodega Shopper #1
Kira Dirhtvar
as Bodega Shopper #2
Gordon Joseph Weiss
as Homeless Man
Heidi Jo Markel
as The Investor
Lexie Helgersen
as Woman in Café
Jeffrey Dread
as Man in Café
Jeff Dread
as Cafe Couple
John Kelsey
as Bus Driver
Amy Garay
as Bus Passenger
as Mao
Ian Capone
as Skinhead
Antoine Ray
as Young Jake
John Shim
as Masked Shooter
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Critic Reviews for As Good as Dead

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

A gruesomely alluring tale of long-simmering revenge...

October 8, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Three rising stars of 1989 collectively hit career bottom in director Jonathan Mossek's unintentionally uproarious psychothriller...

October 6, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As Good As Dead is a crude externalization of xenophobic fears shaped, at least for a while, into a halfway decent thriller.

October 13, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Often implausible and convoluted with stilted dialogue and an irritatingly over-the-top performance by Frank Whaley.

October 9, 2010 | Rating: 4.75/10 | Full Review…

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