From director David Brooks and Chris Sparling, the writer of BURIED, comes a remarkable new high-tension thriller, ATM. After leaving their company Christmas party together, David Hargrove and Emily Brandt's impromptu first date takes an unexpected turn when their coworker, Corey, asks them to make a late-night stop at an ATM. What should be a routine transaction turns into a desperate struggle for survival when an unknown man appears outside the vestibule. With the wintry temperatures dipping below freezing, and the morning sunrise still hours away, they have no choice but to play the man's dead game of cat and mouse.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Screenwriter Chris Sparling worked in confined spaces to far better effect before with the minimalist Ryan Reynolds thriller"Buried." He must have used his best ideas there.Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 04.05.2012
This ATM-set horror film fails to dispense sufficient thrills.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 04.06.2012
After memorably sealing Ryan Reynolds in a coffin in Buried, screenwriter Chris Sparling's attempts to make a two-ATM vestibule equally claustrophobic are less inspired...Chuck Wilson, Village Voice, 04.03.2012
While "ATM" does offer a few jolts, we're paired with bland characters and an underrealized premise.Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 04.05.2012