Detention

2011, Movie, R, 88 mins

It’s hard to describe Detention without spilling the goods. What can be said is that it’s a lot more than a teen slasher flick. Though it might share some of Scream’s postmodern comedic leanings amidst the slice-and-dice kills, there’s more juice in the fruit than just that. Unpredictably wild and full of a bingo-cage grab bag of genre mash-ups, the flick miraculously remains cohesive despite walking a tightrope between mad brilliance and lunacy throughout its lean running time. At its core is a hyperstylized reaction to the last two decades of pop culture, with hip characters making fun of what’s hip in what is ultimately an incredibly hip film. While ...
Released: 2011 Rated: R Length: 88 mins

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