An implausible, unfocused, unrewarding story that blends a murder mystery, a crime thriller, and a character study, though there is an undeniable low-budget charm to the camerawork and the editing.
Full review by Chris Pandolfi.
Nicholas of Movies Hate You Too writes:
We’re back after a couple weeks of much needed vacation with one of the best Blu-ray releases of the year. Other new releases include a sleeper horror hit, an old folks exotic journey, a “California Gurl’s” concert film, and several new seasons of hit TV shows. The more vintage releases are more of a mixed bag with couple of Shatner mask sequels, a well timed comic book release, one of Tim Burton’s best films, plus one of the worst sequels I’ve ever seen.
Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "Michael Biehn is a living-legend of an actor, having starred in countless classics over the years. The Terminator is easily my favorite film of his, but it was only a matter of time before he stepped behind the camera completely and directed his first solo feature. The Victim is the result of a passionate actor wanting to make a film with a bunch of friends and even his wife. The result is far from the campy grindhouse-styled film that the trailers marketed it to be, but there still lies a semi-watchable story underneath all of the pointless nudity and obvious plot twists."
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The "Aliens" actor also co-wrote and stars in the thriller.
Anchor Bay has picked up the North American rights to The Victim, a suspense thriller starring Aliens and Terminator actor Michael Biehn. Biehn also wrote the script and made his directorial debut with this pic.
The story sees a woman’s life put in jeopardy when she witnesses a violent act by two deputies. When feeling her pursuers, she stumbles across a recluse (Biehn) living in the woods, upending his solitary life.