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cinema: INMATE'S FIGHT FOR LIFE IS DEAD ENTERTAINING; WILDERNESS (15) * * * *.

Byline: by Roz Laws

SHOWING at selected cinemas this week is this British survival horror movie.

Following the suicide of a fellow inmate, an unsavoury bunch of juvenile delinquents are taken to a remote prison island by Sean Pertwee in director Michael 'Deathwatch' Bassett's second film after Deathwatch.

They're supposed to be learning lessons about life - but a raving psychopath is lying in wait with only death in mind.

From a slow start, the body count rockets while the ever-diminishing number of lads turn increasingly upon themselves in the face of some grisly but entertainingly-inventive killings.

Bizarrely captivating - if you like this sort of reality thing - and mysteriously only a 15-certificate, despite all the blood and gore.

Excellent

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Great viewing

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Worth a look

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Disappointing

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Rubbish

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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 13, 2006
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