From our Four Star Staff Review:
Fourplay handles a wide variety of extremely taboo subjects with sensitivity. The film follows people who either have or develop strange sexual habits, but never judges them. In the hands of a lesser filmmaker, some of these segments could have been exploited for the sake of quick, easy laughs, but Kyle Henry, Jessica Hedrick and Carlos Trevino have great respect for their characters – and it shows in every scene. The film aims to, in Kyle Henry’s own words, “provide understanding for characters participating in sexual acts that might otherwise be considered deviant and to depict sex acts as potentially cathartic moments in our lives as human beings.” It succeeds with aplomb. We can’t recommend Fourplay more highly. It’s even better with repeated viewings.
"Vartanov displays an almost shocking level of confidence as a filmmaker. He alternates between slower, contemplative scenes and rapid fire editing. He bounces back and forth between a melodic, almost classical sounding score to eerie, abstract horror movie sounds. This leaves viewers, most likely already on edge from the graphic imagery, almost dizzyingly off-balance. Most of the scenes of violence will provoke nothing but the desire to run and hide, but some, particularly when vengeance is being excruciatingly doled out to a bully, will have viewers cheering the horror on."