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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. Fuelled by rage and sorrow, the death toll quickly rises as he uncovers an ugly truth.
4 November 1971, Australia
23 October 1952, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 February 1971, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
July 06, 2010The Horseman is utterly repulsive and beautiful at the same time, shot skillfully with varying degrees of shutter-speed adding to the hazy depth of Christian's mental fracture.
November 06, 2009For such a film, The Horseman is too short of flair - there's not enough of it to distract us from the nastiness.
May 09, 2010The Horseman is a gripping revenge film with an incredible kinetic energy.
July 07, 2010Certainly The Horseman is a calling card for Kastrissios' skills as a filmmaker; one just hopes he doesn't make The Horseman 2.
July 03, 2010A riveting revenge thriller, this debut by Steven Kastrissios seems certain to set him on a career path similar to one started by Greg McLean after his debut, Wolf Creek, as a calling card to attract international attention
October 21, 2010It offers better performances than you usually find in a bloodthirsty flick such as this, and heralds the debut of an exciting new filmmaker. The Horseman is for those who like their revenge films unburdened by emotional complexity.
July 06, 2010Steve Kastrissios announces himself as one to watch with this very good thriller, which is smart, relentless and makes the most of it's limitations.
October 30, 2009It's mean and upsetting, but though the cruelty may undermine the message of vengeance breeding vengeance, it's never presented as slickly enjoyable or a facile solution.
July 09, 2010For all the rough edges, and perhaps because of them, The Horseman is compelling voyeurism, and the two leads are near on perfect.
July 07, 2010Marshall's performance, as the desperate, driven father, is striking; it gives the film an emotional centre without ever diminishing the horror of his character's actions.
December 01, 2010a hard-hitting, sympathy-confounding thriller that painfully interrogates our own muddled feelings about the sex industry, retribution, and the limits of love, fatherly or otherwise - with an electrifying performance from Marshall.
December 05, 2010A gritty, uncompromising thriller...