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ATM (2012)



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Movie Info

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 deadly game of cat-and-mouse. -- (C) IFCmore
Rating: R (for violence and terror)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Chris Sparling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 31, 2012
Box Office: $2.0k
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Brian Geraghty
as David Hargrove
Josh Peck
as Corey Thompson
Alice Eve
as Emily Brandt
Ernesto Griffith
as Security Guard
Omar Khan
as Christian
Omar Alex Khan
as Christian
Aaron Hughes
as Patrolman
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News & Interviews for ATM

Critic Reviews for ATM

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

This ATM-set horror film fails to dispense sufficient thrills.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

None of it builds to anything or engenders any real suspense.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

Not much about the movie makes sense, though there are occasional schlocky thrills.

Full Review… | April 6, 2012
New York Post
Top Critic

Mr. Brooks capitalizes on antiseptic, fluorescent interiors, while the score, by David Buckley, nicely accents stress points.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

While "ATM" does offer a few jolts, we're paired with bland characters and an underrealized premise.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for ATM


Plenty of holes in this one. In short a stupid and ridiculous movie. Too bad, the cast is actually solid, but they are doomed to an inane plot which forces them to do the usual clichéd stupid stuff guaranteed to prolong their misery. All in all, goofy movie.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

ATM desperately wants to be a high concept thriller in the vein of Phone Booth, but lacks the good performances and thrills of that movie to be successful. The writing and acting are terrible, the characters continually do remarkably dumb things, and the "set-up" phase of the story to get you involved with the characters is downright atrocious. I didn't like any of these characters at all and some of the things that come out of their mouth make you shake your head. There's a scene or two that pack a punch viscerally, but they are too separated and are following by stupefying actions. They do one thing right not showing who the villain is or what his motivations are, but the ending just felt tacked on to me. I mainly watched this because I thought the concept sounded really cool, but beyond that there's nothing to recommend about this film. It lacks the brain, story, and thrills required of this genre to succeed.

Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

I really like fast-paced claustrophobic movies.

Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

ATM Quotes

David: I need a ride home, some money to spend, and someone to get me something to eat. I'm not intruding am I?
– Submitted by Robert S (3 years ago)
Emily: He's trying to drown us!
David: No. He's trying to freeze us.
– Submitted by Corey M (3 years ago)
Corey: He's just watching us.
– Submitted by Chris P (4 years ago)
Corey: Life's about choices man. One bad one can ruin every good one you have made.
– Submitted by Chris P (4 years ago)

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