Film Preview: Urge (2016)

Page Revisions:

(June 12, 2016) Original
(September 25, 2016) New Trailer (#2)

Release Date:

August 25, 2016


From IMDb: “A weekend getaway takes a dangerous turn when a mysterious nightclub owner (Pierce Brosnan) introduces a group of friends to a new designer drug. Stripped of their inhibitions, they start living out their wildest fantasies – but what starts out as a fun night of partying quickly turns deadly, as the island paradise deteriorates into a tropical madhouse. URGE also stars Justin Chatwin, Ashley Greene, Alexis Knapp, Bar Paly, Chris Geere, Nick Thune, Tommy Yoo, and Danny Masterson.”

Poster Rating: B+

Review: It isn’t purely original, but it’s inventive. It’s a fine twist on the too-standard cast insets at the base of the poster. These are integrate with style and visual cohesiveness, which sets it apart from the myriad others that have tried.

Trailer Rating: C / D+

Review: (#1) This seems to take a strong stance on drug addiction through the use of a fictional, too addictive new drug. The cast doesn’t seem to be charting any new territory and the premise as presented in the trailer isn’t particularly significant.

(#2) The first trailer is tense and compelling, but fell a little flat in the end. This second trailer is a train wreck from beginning to end. It is choppy, disorganized, frustrating, and utterly lacking in that spark that gets audiences to the theater.

Oscar Prospects:


Trailer #1

Trailer #2


Poster #1

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