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Blooded review

Brit director Ed Boase aims wide in his feature debut, a mockumentary based on animal-rights activists’ actions, but too thin to pass as provocation or drama.

Five friends recall a Highlands trip led by pro-hunting Lucas Bell (Nick Ashdon), where they were drugged, stripped and shot at by anti-hunting activists making a viral video.

A cleverly conceptual premise, but mounting hysteria muddies Boase’s take on extremism and several over-scripted talking-head sequences detach us from the characters’ situation. We know they live, so where’s the tension?

Not much meat on this beast.
 

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