For half a second, I liked this movie. Then, it became clear it was just drivel. Still, this Australian thriller has a few things going for it. People stranded by heavy rains at an outback roadhouse and one of them is a crazy killer. Oh, and not everyone is what they seem. It was a good beginning for a thriller, but “Savages Crossing” really could have used a good writer. It was pretty stinky, despite some nice atmosphere.
I really felt the isolation of the setting. That came through at least. It’s just the characters were so over the top and the screenplay so sub-par. Several roles were miscast. However, some of the casting was spot-on. This low-budget direct-to-video might be worth a peak. Or, maybe not. Grade: C-
Street Date: August 20, 2013
Format: DVD only
Runtime: 84 minutes
Released by MVD Entertainment Group