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Replay (2003)

 -  Crime | Mystery  -  November 2003 (USA)
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The viewer becomes the eyes of two detectives who never appear on camera as they unravel a mystery on a video screen, watching tapes from twenty-one hidden cameras which have captured a ... See full summary »

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Blu (voice)
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Scotty
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Belinda Brown
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Seth Collison
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Chester Robb
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Ellie
Richard Pelzman ...
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Harley
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Tim Caggiano ...
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Ted
Jeff Perryson ...
David
Jay Hillmer ...
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The viewer becomes the eyes of two detectives who never appear on camera as they unravel a mystery on a video screen, watching tapes from twenty-one hidden cameras which have captured a crime in progress. Three gunmen break into the home of gem dealer Seth Collison to steal the Sophia Diamond, a thirty-three carat stone valued at ten million dollars. Five minutes later the gunmen are dead. The case is closed before police find out about the hidden cameras. At eleven o'clock that night, the task of watching the tapes falls to secondary detectives Blu and Scotty. Through their eyes we discover what really went down. Written by anonymous

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Chester Robb: [on tape] Let me get, uh, rare roast beef with sweet peppers, tomatoes, balsamic vinaigrette on an Italian roll, maybe some fries, see what the soup is and a diet Coke with lemon.
Blu: [watching the tape] It's a shame he didn't know it was his last meal, he could have ordered a regular Coke.
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A Solid Film
5 December 2003 | by (Baltimore) – See all my reviews

My Rating: *** out of ****.

Like the first reviewer, I also saw Replay at the Annapolis Film Festival. There were a number of short films before it; some of them were good and others weren't. Nevertheless, Replay is a solid film that is definitely worth a look.

The way Replay is presented is an interesting and unique way. Its the story of two detectives investigating a murder case through a series of security tapes. However, Replay shows the detectives point of views when they are watching the tapes. This gets the audience involved in solving the case with the detectives.

There is no doubt that the success of the film comes from the filmmakers. Its a nearly flawless edited film, Sean Murphy(the editor) clearly knew what he was doing. The screenwriters bring some witty comedy into the investigation. The director of the film (I cant remember the name) does an excellent job.

Since Replay is always focused on the security tapes, we never get a glimpse of what the two detectives look like. However, the actors are given dialogue to act with and they give personalities to their characters. Even the supporting characters like their boss and the secretary display personalities.

Replay does have a flaw and unfortunately its not a small one. There is a scene in the investigation I dont think should have been shown. The scene kind of made the movie predictable in who the guilty one was. Thats the only mistake the filmmakers make, if it were not for that Replay would have received a higher rating. However, it is an entertaining and interesting film.


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