Box art for Donkey Punch

Donkey Punch

  • Rated NR

independent, special interest


After meeting at a nightclub in a Mediterranean resort, seven young adults decide to continue partying aboard a luxury yacht in the middle of the ocean.But when one of them dies in a freak accident, it leads to a ruthless fight for survival.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    49%
  • Audience Score
    24%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
5 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Violent, sex-filled thriller is rough, grisly stuff.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this rough thriller is chock full of sex and violence and is definitely not for kids. The title itself refers to a violent sex act, and lots of sex is shown (as well as full-frontal nudity). There's also extensive drug use and extremely gory violence. While the movie does make the initial fun-in-the-vacation-sun scenes seem appealing (if excessive), its tone shifts dramatically as events spin out-of-control and get worse. At best, it could be seen as an extraordinary cautionary tale with a lesson about thedangers of not talking about sex in a realistic, respectful manner.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the real-life consequences of drinking and taking drugs. How are they different from what's depicted here?
  • Talk about the importance of discussing sexhonestly and realistically. What happens when rumors and myths about atopic as big as that get out of control?
  • Discuss the appeal of violent, sex-filled thrillers like this one --where does the line fall between cautionary tale and exploitation? Cana film that points out the dangers of promiscuous sex and drugs stillglamorize them?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    49%
    reviews counted: 21
    see all Donkey Punch reviews
  • Audience

    24%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A first class thriller from start to finish, Donkey Punch has the lot: raunchy holiday fun, gorgeous locations, a luxury yacht, drug-driven sex orgy and a mishap

- Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: ...has been infused with an egregiously plodding sensibility that effectively renders its few positive attributes moot.

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh:

- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out, Thursday, November 17, 2011

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I actually thought that this was pretty good. At first I thought that it was just another sex movie, but that all changed about 35 min into it. I kept wondering what the heck Donkey Punch was. Well now I know. Nothing good can ever come from that move, obviously. I thought that this was a rather entertaining movie.

- itsjustme2004, Thursday, October 14, 2010

3 stars

Not bad, but not great. Has couple of good "holy crap did that just happen?!" moments, but a few of those does not a good movie make.

- kenstachnik, Saturday, February 25, 2012

3 stars

Four blokes meet three birds, and when one delivers the titular sexual maneuver, they must decide how to handle the resulting murder. After the first half hour, the film descends into all the horror movie cliches that Cabin in the Woods satirized. But it's sexy and occasionally delivers a suspenseful moment or two. I don't like its predictability, and I'm uncomfortable with the fact that many horror film producers think more about odd, creative ways to kill characters rather than developing them. Overall, Donkey Punch is a horror film for all the good and ill that genre evinces.

- hunterjt13, Tuesday, July 24, 2012