Calibre (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Calibre (2018)



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Lifelong friends Vaughn Carter (Jack Lowden) and Marcus Trenton (Martin McCann) head to an isolated village in the Scottish Highlands for a weekend hunting trip. Nothing could prepare them for what followed.

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Jack Lowden
as Vaughn Carter
Martin McCann
as Marcus Trenton
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Critic Reviews for Calibre

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

Excellently shot and acted, and gutsy enough to not cop out when it counts, Calibre is one of the year's best genre efforts.

July 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Feels simultaneously familiar and fresh, just like a good, solid bout of genre-tweaking should do.

June 29, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Calibre [has] a pungent, intriguing layer of ambiguity that only sharpens the acute pain of the awful events so skillfully depicted.

June 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Ben Baird's sound design, meanwhile, is a thing of fretful beauty, seamlessly meshing a barrage of natural effects with Anne Nikitin's creaking, squeaking, screeching score.

June 25, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Palmer adeptly creates a suffocating atmosphere, all glowering wood-panelled walls which seem to close in, and defeated-looking hunting trophies.

June 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The premise of Palmer's feature debut might be nothing new but it navigates its well-trodden territory amazingly well by deep diving into the relationships between old friends and new acquaintances in the quaint-yet-oppressive village setting.

June 10, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Calibre


Matt Palmer has crafted one of the best thrillers of the year. Calibre is the perfect example how Netflix is capturing a market that has long been forgotten by Hollywood. This is one of the most uncomfortable films to watch, it oozes with atmosphere and succeeds with the talent behind the camera. I really hope they stage a sequel to overcome that ending, but Palmer should distance himself and move on to bigger things. The key to the film is the lead chemistry of the actors and the supporting cast. Netflix has purchased well here and I hope they continue to provide interesting thrillers like this. This is where Netflix will succeed, not the giant Hollywood style films they attempt, e.g. Bright. 25/12/2018.

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