Property

Property ½

Absolutely not – it's like some unholy marriage between Alcarràs and Straw Dogs. Those satiated wholly by genre trappings may defend it, but it's like watching an army of scorpions attack a terrified white rabbit.

One of those films where the priority is never "how would humans behave in this situation?" but always "how do we make this more exciting, even if it means cheating, and/or shoving the entire farm-labourer underclass onto a spectrum of bloodthirsty criminal lunacy?".

How is this helpful?! Hardly a film that will help ameliorate the world's social divisions, but one that stokes them for exploitation, botches its craft with escalating bursts of ludicrously crass, unconvincing violence, and represents itself more and more cack-handedly as it goes along.

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