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A murky 'thriller'
spicy_demon from United Kingdom
19 July 2006
This Scottish thriller was described as the British 'se7en' but sadly I
didn't see much of that American film's style in this rather poor
The plot involves Journalist Dunbar trying to find his adopted daughter
before she is killed by a paedophile gang. The locations are suitably
seedy and noirish but sadly the film is let down by a rather
difficult-to-follow plot and some erratic acting.
In fact the most interesting thing about this film is the casting. The
director David Hayman takes a major role as Dunbar's editor at the
paper and manages to shout all his lines with suitable malice. Andy
Serkis also pops up as a transvestite believe it or not! He seems to be
doing his Gollum voice throughout!
The gorgeous Julie Graham is sadly wasted as Dunbar's ex-wife however
and barely has much to do apart from take her clothes off in a
surprisingly erotic scene.
This film really is a missed opportunity for all involved and far too
labyrinthine in plot. The characters are underdeveloped and some of the
acting is abysmal. And to be honest - any film that wastes Julie
Graham's talent doesn't deserve success!
Avoid this below-average and tedious thriller...
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