The Retaliators

Featured In Issue 266, March/April 2023

WSR Score3.5
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Bridget Smith & Samuel Gonzalez Jr.
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In "The Retaliators, an understanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter's brutal murder. (Gary Reber)

Special features include cast interviews, a music video and the theatrical trailer.

The 2.39:1 1080p picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was photographed digitally and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture often takes pace in dark night and interior settings and in such settings colors are subdued or desaturated. The ending scenes were in a forested area which exhibits realistic earthy hues. The imagery generally delivers natural realism. Flesh tones are naturally hued. Contrast is generally good with deep blacks, revealing shadows and natural white levels. Resolution is revealing of detail throughout. This is a bloody nightmare of a movie, especially in the ending scenes. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding with realistic Foley sound effects and excellent dialogue spatial integraion, Sound effects sound are numerous and realistic. The synthesizer scoted music supports the emotional flow of the imagery. Surround energy is often aggressive and directionalized. This is a very effective violent holosonic® soundtrack. (Gary Reber)