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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent surgeon Dr Lawrence Myrick (Gene Hackman), but Luthan soon finds himself under in danger from people who want the hospital's secret to remain undiscovered. Written by
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Arriving in The Room Dr. Luthan's lips clearly moves, but the words "...if someone's there listening" can be heard seconds later. See more »
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Dr. Guy Luthan:
Okay, look. It seems that you believe that I am somebody who had a great career, would just suddenly throw it all away. It seems more believable to you than somebody in this hospital is covering up the death of a patient of mine who's body just seemed to disappear into thin fucking air!
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Not bad, but not enough "thrilling" or character interaction
For once, Hugh Grant doesn't play himself! He's a strong character who fights for what he believes in, and this in itself makes interesting viewing, he has a range in his acting abilities! Unfortunately Hackman isn't onscreen long enough for my liking, this man is a fantastic actor, and there doesn't seem to be enough interaction between these two characters, where's the dramatic tension.
There are some really tense moments though, especially Hackman playing off a lowering lift in the end sequence, I tell you I was having strong words with the screen at that point. There's also an interesting twist moving towards the end of the film, for a few moments I wondered "where is this going to go now?".
This would have been a brilliant film if the character tension had been built on a bit more, although I did enjoy it. I have to argue with some people who have said that the motives of the baddies weren't bad enough to make this a proper thriller, I thought this only made it stronger as you didn't really know who to side with at the end. Thought provoking, is this another first in Grant's career?
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