The Bottom Line
- Good acting
- Well paced
- Unlikable characters
- Feel-bad ending
- Starring David Oakes, Liam Boyle, Jack Gordon, Florence Hall, Jennie Jacques, Tom Kane, Alexander Vlahos
- Directed by Robert Heath
- Rated NR
- DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
Guide Review - 'Truth or Die' DVD Review
Truth or Die is a tense, unpredictable thriller whose plot doesn't follow the traditional trajectory of most of its ilk -- for better or worse. As prototypical fodder for a cinematic killer, the main characters are shallow and unlikable, so it's hard to root for them or to celebrate when some of the ones most deserving a painful death don't meet that fate -- thus betraying the understood morality of genre fare. The "feel bad" ending puts a damper on what is otherwise an engrossing tale that mixes the typical "cabin in the woods" horror setup with a Saw-like revenge game scenario. It's well acted and well paced, although it doesn't provide any of the "wow" moments that will make it memorable for years to come.
Special features include a featurette.