Review by Amanda Gilmore for Mr. Will Wong
For many years, Kurt (Joe Keery) has been unsuccessful at becoming a social media influencer, but he’s hoping his new killer plan that will change everything.
Spree is one adrenaline-fuelled ride from beginning to end that has a wholly committed performance from Keery. Writer-Director Eugene Kotlyarenko has invented an original Horror-Comedy that’s a social critique on the lengths one may go to get noticed on Social Media. Kotlyarenko’s inventive use of dash cams, cell phone video, and Social Media apps gives this Film an authentic feel that would be lost if shot with a standard film camera. Then there is Keery who is 100% committed to bringing this comic, often lovable yet frightening character to the screen. Keery’s natural likability is expertly put to use in Spree because it makes the audience root for Kurt even in his darkest moments.
Spree screens at Sundance on Fri, Jan. 24th at 8:30 PM at The MARC, Sat, Jan. 25th at 11:30 PM at Prospector Square, Sun, Jan. 26th at 12 PM at Broadway Centre Cinema 6, Wed, Jan. 29th at 8:30 PM at Egyptian, and Thur, Jan. 30th at 4:15 PM at Redstone Cinema 2.