Ritchie is a thief for hire who’s good at his work but when his latest job goes terribly wrong, leaving him to go empty-handed back to his boss, he gets one last chance to make up. He’s got to go back to his original home country Russia where he has to steal a priceless cross.
It seems like a simple thing to do, but once he and two thugs get hold on the cross in the heavily fortified appartment building, they enter the elevator to get stuck at the thirteenth floor together with a couple of innocent people who just happened to be in the lift at the same time. While they believe the cops are after them, in fact there’s something a lot scarier on the 13th floor than they had expected and no-one’s coming to the rescue.
Sound and Vision:
Nothing special to be said here actually. Both the image and sound are as you would expect from a recent release meaning that they’re quite ok.
Decapitations, penetrations, limbs flying around and tons of blood. Botched has all the elements of a horror movie and in such an over-the-top level that it becomes funny again, just as it should be. The storyline is quite ridiculous but Stephen Dorff and Jaime Murray succeed in bringing forth performances that keep the viewer interested in watching despite the lack of real comedy as we know it from other funny horror movies like Shaun of the Dead, Evil Dead or Stripper Zombies.
Botched isn’t a great movie and doesn’t even manage to stand out of the crowd in its own genre, but saying it’s completely bad would be too harsh. It’s certainly worth a try but keep your expectations low in order to not be disappointed. Craftly made but lacks a bit of soul.