I have read many complaints on how this is "boring" and the scenes are
dragged out. I can see how many people are not used to intelligent
movies (no offense intended) due to the constant action and cheap
scares released in theaters these days. THIS is a movie that deserves a
theater release. A very intelligent thriller, with a superb cast that
tells a very dark story. The 3 main actors, especially Brittany Murphy,
really did an excellent job. The story is told in a flashback/memento
way and is executed perfectly. I felt all the flashbacks were correctly
positioned and the conclusion might not blow you away- but it's pretty
damn good. There are numerous twists and turns but the final twist is
jaw-dropping. I want more thrillers like this! 10/10.
Brittany Murphy's last film made before her tragic death.
This is not a terrible or overly boring film. It is a typical 'b-movie'
made by Universal at Universal Studios, using a rebuilt portion of the
vast 'Phantom of the Opera' set. This is a mystery-suspense type film
that Universal used to be famous for.
This particular film was directed by newcomer Alex Merkin, this is a
full length version of a short film he made in 2005. The director has
talent & I will be looking for other films from him. The cast comprises
actor who are not yet to be widely known to audiences.
The 2 male leads are done by Mike Vogel & Danny Pino, They & the rest
of cast is quite talented. Brad Greenquist portrays the somewhat creepy
This also happened to be the last film Brittany Murphy made before her
tragic death in late 2009. 'Tis a pity as she was more than just a
pretty face, she could act.
For a low budget film the production values are OK. I would have liked
it better if the script was more coherent.
It could & should have been about 75 minutes long & not 93. This type
film should never be longer than 75 minutes.Non-the-less the rating
would never have been too much higher, its just not that type film, For
what it is its an OK film.
Ratings:**1/2 (out of 4) 67 points (out of 100) IMDb 6 (out of 10).