Sweet Karma

2009

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

62
IMDb Rating 5.2 10 1739

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Cast

Mark Wiebe as Peter
Talia Russo as Exotic Dancer
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695.90 MB
1280*720
English
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25.000 fps
1hr 25 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 7 / 10

Revenge is sweet.

The last few years have seen many an attempt at emulating the 'grindhouse' style of the 70s and early 80s, with the aid of retro graphics, editing and music, plus computerised filters applied during post production to give that cheap, grainy drive-in look and feel. Sweet Karma employs none of these fancy tricks, and yet it proves to be one of the more satisfying exploitation experiences in recent memory: the film-makers tell their cool revenge tale with the requisite levels of sex and violence, but without any of the artificiality or pretension that has spoilt many a similarly themed movie. For once, this feels like the real deal rather than an OTT tribute or parody.

Playboy playmate Shera Bechard plays the titular character Karma, a beautiful mute Russian girl who goes looking for her sister Anna (Patricia Stasiak), who travelled to Canada in search of work only to find herself forced into Toronto's underground sex trade by ruthless criminals. Using both her brains and her scorching hot bod, Karma sets about dispatching the low-life thugs, sparking a gang war in the process, and it's not long before Toronto is knee deep in dead scumbags. This plot clearly owes a lot to classic exploitation films such as Ms.45 and They Call Her One Eye, but it still manages to carve its own identity, helped by some believable performances, well executed brutality, and a few unexpected plot turns, including a cool twist ending that genuinely caught me by surprise.

Reviewed by TdSmth5 5 / 10

OK B revenge movie

A mute girl named Karma infiltrates a Russian sex/strippers/drug mafia in Canada to look for those responsible for her sister's death. In flashbacks we see how her sister ended up there. She met some woman in Russia who offered her work and opportunity. She's transported to Canada where suddenly things turn much uglier than promised.

It takes a while for things to turn violent but eventually Karma pretends to be a stripper to entice one of the mobsters and then she kills him. Little by little she moves up the mobster ladder but then she's grabbed. But she also meets some agent who helps her out. Eventually she meets the big boss and suddenly there's a neat twist that comes out of nowhere.

This is a B revenge flick that hinges entirely on the lovely Shera Bechard. She does a great job, looks stunning, and does her action stunts well, too. It must be a dream of lazy filmmakers to write a mute main character but it doesn't do much for the audience. The surprise twist came out of nowhere but really worked well. Given the themes and Bechard's attractiveness, there should have been more nudity. Action too is a bit subdued. But overall a decent attempt.

Reviewed by begob 5 / 10

Rewengski

Lot of room for improvement, but this is a pretty good melodrama of low life.

It starts off crude. We're introduced to the mute heroine, but they quickly push her into a daft murder scene that makes no effort to draw the audience in to the character. Yet she is sympathetic, and the actress and writers deserves praise for achieving this without a word of dialogue.

The villain is well played, and his murder is particularly good. But that means the rest of the rampage loses the sharp edge of its revenginess - surely save the best till last. Instead we fall into cop-morality, which takes it out of the exploitation genre where there should be no Kansas to return to.

The twist is good and unsettling.

Far too much music, but it's appropriate in the early part. And disappointing that the lead actress can't dance - rubbing up against a pole is for cats.

I'd like to see this story told with more Polish, set in bloated London. With a trail of dead bankers.

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