I feel I should mention that my expectations for Tenement were pretty high. I had heard several interesting things about it during the years, such as the fact that the level of violence in the movie had resulted in the movie being slapped with an X rating from the MPAA. The reviews I read of the movie seemed to support that this was some kind of ultraviolent classic (for example, one reviewer, quoted on the back of the DVD box, stated “My hand went flailing for the remote just to verify what I was witnessing by replaying the scene almost instantly.”) After watching the movie, I wondered if I had seen the same movie as those reviewers.