VODetails: 'ATM'

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by Matt Singer
March 7, 2012 6:15 PM
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"ATM."

More and more films premiere on Video on Demand -- if they don't simply bypass a theatrical release altogether. Because VOD reviews are often scarce and hard to find, Criticwire created VODetails, a recurring column to help you figure out whether a new VOD release is worth your hard-earned dollar.  This time we're looking at "ATM," a horror thriller about some wayward souls trapped in an ATM vestibule by a mysterious killer.

Director: David Brooks

Writer: Chris Sparling

Cast: Brian Geraghty, Josh Peck, Alice Eve

Official Synopsis: "After leaving their company Christmas Party together, David Hargrove (Geraghty)  and Emily Brandt's (Eve)  impromptu first date takes an unexpected turn when their coworker, Corey (Peck) , asks them to make a late-night stop at an ATM.  Pulling into a desolate parking lot, Corey gets out to get cash, what should be a routine transaction turns into a desperate struggle for survival when an unknown man appears outside blocking their exit.  With the wintry temperatures dipping below freezing, and the morning sunrise still hours away, they have no choice but to play the man's deadly game of cat-and-mouse."

Trailer:

Reviews:

Scott Weinberg, FEARnet:

"If they gave out an Oscar for Best Performance as a Jerk, then Josh Peck would get nominated for this movie. It's actually quite something to see."

Jeremy Kirk, FirstShowing.net:

"There's enough satisfying horror beats in the film to keep it from being a total loss."

Michelle Barkley, Horror Happy Hour:

"The actions of the killer... and the idiotic choices of the characters are unforgivable.The atmosphere, on the other hand, [is] perfect."

Brad McHargue, Bloody Disgusting:

 "Lacks the fluidity of 'Buried.'"

Tyler Doupe, Shock Till You Drop:

"The whole film was very formulaic and uninspired."

"ATM" is now available on VOD and iTunes.

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1 Comment

  • jingmei | March 8, 2012 2:00 AMReply

    I'm up to it for sure, though the plot sounds kinda ridiculous.

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