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A road trip turns into a battle for survival when Cameron (Andy Whitfield, Spartacus: Blood and Sand) and his pregnant wife, Beth (Tabrett Bethell, Legend of the Seeker), stop for the night at a desolate motel. That night Beth is suddenly abducted from their room and wakes up in an ice-filled bathtub…with her baby now gone! She finds herself captive at a sinister clinic with other women whose newborns are being taken for an unknown purpose, and as Cameron desperately searches for his missing wife, time is rapidly running out. Inspired by true events, this nail-biting thriller, in the tradition of Wolf Creek, explores the most unspeakable, forbidden terror a new mother could possibly face.
"The Clinic" is a mixed bag as far as what it has going for it and what it doesn't. Like so many movies today it has some very unreasonable situations in the film which is the bad part but if you can over look them and just take the film for what it is then I think you will find it interesting. The story is pretty simple really but to go into any more details than what is already written above would only create spoilers and I don't want to do that here. "The Clinic" is advertised as a horror film and I suppose the whole idea of this being inspired by true events is horrifying enough but even though there's some blood in the film I would say it's more a thriller than a horror film. With it's plot holes and far-fetched story you might think the film is a total waste of time but Director/Writer, James Rabbitts some how manages to make it interesting enough to keep you watching, waiting to see what happens to these women and their babies.
Once the film gets going in creates some nice suspense to go with the action and the little bit of gore tossed in should keep the hounds pleased. There's also a few twists tossed in along the way, mainly towards the end that I thought worked well and the whole idea of how the babies are identified I thought was pretty cool as well and it created a lot of the tension and suspense in the film.
Another thing good about the film is it's cast, Andy Whitfield did a fine job in a limited role as the husband and Tabrett Bethell gave a wonderful and realistic performance as the wife hell bent on finding her child. So the bottom line here is "The Clinic" despite it's obvious flaws still manages to be an interesting and entertaining film that should please most horror and thriller fans. Definitely worth a watch so if you like this sort of thing I recommend picking it up. The DVD only comes with the film's Trailer but you can order it HERE.
Released by Image Entertainment
*** Out Of *****