Donkey Punch (2009): culturevulture.net – culturevulture film review

Donkey Punch (2009): culturevulture.net – culturevulture film review

Donkey Punch (2009)

Directed by Oliver Blackburn

Written by Oliver Blackburn and David Bloom

Starring Robert Boulter, Sian Breckin, Nichola Burley, Jay Taylor, Tom Burke, Jaime Winstone

Run Time: 95 minutes

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

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What can you say about a twenty-something girl who died? After being donkey-punched in the cervical spine during rear-entry intercourse? On a super-sweet yacht off the coast of Spain?

For the audience of the Euro-spectacle that is Donkey Punch, there are three possible answers:

A. This is a stupid premise for a movie.</ div>

B. Write Dan Savage and ask if somebody might actually die from being donkey punched.

C. Let the mayhem begin!

(Correct answer: A and C.)

For it is indeed a stupid premise for a movie—a premise invented, no doubt, by drug-addled frat boys not unlike the villains of the film—but whatever else you might say about it, Donkey Punch delivers on the mayhem as the yacht’s remaining passengers, six young Brits with variously intelligible accents, claw their way toward surviving one very long night on the Mediterranean.

The last hour of Donkey Punch asks the crucial question—What are some ways that you can kill people on a yacht? Or any seafaring vehicle?—and then moves efficiently to provide a few surprising, even inventive, answers.

Viewers of Hostel or Turistas, know that sun-kissed young vacationers should stop going abroad, and viewers of Donkey Punch will know that, when choosing between a shotgun and a signal flare, for God’s sake, choose the latter.

A slick, forgettable little thriller that knows exactly what it is—lots of fun.

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