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Harbinger Down movie rating: red light

Harbinger Down red light

This “homage” to 80s sci-fi/horror is a cheerless amalgam of The Thing and Alien populated by improbable characters behaving in unlikely ways. Bad acting and atrocious dialogue is topped only by the cheap shoddiness of the practical FX this demo-reel flick is meant to show off. Better they’d remained unseen.
I’m “biast” (pro): big sci-fi geek

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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red light half a star

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watch at home

Harbinger Down (2015)
US/Can release: Aug 07 2015 (VOD same day)

MPAA: rated R for language and creature violence

viewed at home on a small screen

official site | IMDb
more reviews: Rotten Tomatoes

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