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No One Lives review

Luke Evans plays a psycho kidnapper in this gorefest

Imagine if Reservoir Dogs ' Mr Blonde hooked up with Hannibal Lecter and they went for dinner with the nutter from Wolf Creek .

That goes some way to describing Luke Evans’ psychopath in Ryuhei Kitamura’s unhinged thriller.

He’s an expert in physical and psychological torture who’s been toying with Adelaide Clemens’ kidnapped heiress for months; when he encounters some violent hicks, there’s only going to be one winner.

Sick, bloody and over the top, it’s typified by the moment where Evans puts a new spin on the phrase ‘body bag’.

Depending on taste, you’ll be left either barfing or laughing.

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James Mottram is a freelance film journalist, author of books that dive deep into films like Die Hard and Tenet, and a regular guest on the Total Film podcast. You'll find his writings on GamesRadar+ and Total Film, and in newspapers and magazines from across the world like The Times, The Independent, The i, Metro, The National, Marie Claire, and MindFood.