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Deserted Movie Reviews

"The film is both stunning and unnerving much like the desert it takes place in. Honestly, the visuals are so appealing in this film it could have passed with even bad acting and sloppy writing. Fortunately, DESERTED isn't weighed down by either... We are allowed to spend time with each of the characters and grow increasingly fond of them as the narrative reveals itself."

-Christopher Maynard, published by Following Films

"The cinematographer makes sure to include several shots of the beauty of the landscape, which makes the irony all more evident: normally this is the type of place to enjoy and admire, but these characters want nothing more than to escape their surroundings. This juxtaposition of expectations and reality serves to make the premise of the film that much more sinister."

-Cade, published by Red Carpet Crash

"The movie spends almost all of its time in the desert, and as such, is beautifully photographed by Garrett O’Brien, who captures some impressive vistas and sets the oppressive, stranded sense of solitude the group faces."

-David Duprey, published by That Moment In

"The photography is, nonetheless, beautiful, and I swoon to imagine what Deserted would have looked like on the cinema screen. In fact, Garrett O'Brien’s cinematography is so forbiddingly gorgeous that I was half way to planning my own trip to this deathly wonderland of purple skies and dramatic outcrops of rock, surely contradicting the narrative purpose of the film."

-Benjamin Poole, published by The Movie Waffler

"The cinematography by Garrett O’Brien takes full advantage of the location and lighting schemes in the desert sky, pulling images that look stunning and pull the viewer in. The way he frames the scenes and chooses the angles creates a look for the film that is soothing while being stunning."

-Emilie Black, published by Cinema Crazed

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