Film #55: ACOLYTES
3 out of 5 stars
A decent little thriller starring Joel Edgerton featuring a group of young unknowns. The acting is solid and the direction is kept interesting even when the story gets a tad bit convoluted. While there are slight leaps in logic that confound probability, there’s still enough here to warrant a solid rating. There is a distinct MTV-esque sensibility about the proceedings, but don’t let that scare you away. My one problem with the film is that the young lead characters are rather unlikable, so by the time things go down, you kind of don’t exactly care if they make it out or not. That all said, it’s still definitely worth a look-see.