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Even as an exploitation-vengeance film, 'Everly' repulses
Even as an exploitation-vengeance film, 'Everly' repulses

The strained, hyperviolent shoot-em-up "Everly," featuring Salma Hayek as a retribution-fueled sex slave trying to escape her apartment prison, feels precision-engineered for a morally torn fanboy who likes the idea of female empowerment but needs it served with a heavy dose of torture porn and glistening flesh. Hayek is undoubtedly a photogenic dynamo, game for every dumb joke about dead whores (there are many) and wounded moan under the interminable captivity of a visitor called the Sadist. She was surely under the impression this would recast her as a hot-and-heavy badass. But the overarching impression is that she's dancing wildly to the trite, sick genre ammo being...

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