‘Her family was the wrong target’
Avarice is a 2022 Australian action thriller film in which a gifted archer must rescue her husband and daughter after they are abducted during a vicious home invasion. Also known as Take Down
Directed and co-produced by John V. Soto from a screenplay co-written with Adam Enslow, Dane Millerd and Andrew Slattery. Also produced by Tim Maddocks.
The Avarice Productions-Filmscope Entertainment-Maddfilms co-production stars Gillian Alexy, Luke Ford, Nick Atkinson, Priscilla-Anne Jacob, Alexandra Nell, Ryan Panizza, Tom O’Sullivan, Alex Fleri, Campbell Greenock, Soa Palelei, Candice Callaghan, Téa Heathcote-Marks, John McPherson, Victoria Fleri and Andrew Lewis.
“Soto effectively ratchets up the tension from scene to gripping scene and makes Kate such a strong, sympathetic figure – and the bad guys such reprehensible sh*t-heels – that audiences will likely let out a cheer when she gets out her bow and arrows and sets about using the villains for target practice. Smartly put together and entertaining, Avarice is a rock-solid homegrown thriller.” Film Ink
“Sure, there are many elements that work quite well, but at least as many that move the film in a negative direction. The most striking thing is the very weak script, whose logic holes you can see through with ease. On the other hand, the film looks good and the two main actors do a good job. If you’re looking for your average home invasion movie, you might enjoy Take Down.” Reiks Filmkritiken [translated from German]
“The filmmakers gave it just enough of a plot to hang the action on and that was about it. As a result, while it’s nothing exceptional, Avarice is a decent low-budget action thriller that should keep fans occupied for an hour and a half.” 3 out of 5 stars, Voices from the Balcony
1 hour 28 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1