In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. ... See full summary »
When her car breaks down in a small town, Liz Chambers (Jaimie Alexander) meets journalist Sarah Austin (Hudson Leick), who tells her about the town's bloodthirsty past. A hundred years ago... See full summary »
On the night Samuel North is to reunite with the girl he loves: Hanna Thompson, he is mysteriously murdered and sent to Hell. Inside "the Pit", two other damned souls on the run help Samuel escape back to the world of the living. Now there's Hell to pay: the Netherworld has sent three invincible bounty hunters called REAPERS to hunt down and retrieve each of the escaped men. Setting out to uncover the mystery of his death and Hanna's disappearance, Samuel finds unlikely allies in his gun-toting fellow escapees Mally and Oz -- who hope that by helping Samuel find Hanna, they can redeem themselves and be free of the Pit forever. Written by
For a low-budget film, The Other Side is very impressive
I wasn't expecting it to be perfect in all honesty. Part of me was hoping it would work, but part of me was worried that it would be another movie that had great potential but fell short. On the most part it works. There are flaws I found with it, the reapers didn't seem that much of a threat and I would've liked to have learned more about them, and Nathan Mobley is a rather bland lead. The script is mostly snappy and certainly entertained me with its subtle humour but it also could have been more even in tone, sometimes it jumps around various genres and part of you wishes that they just stuck with just one or two. On the plus side, and there is a lot here that's good, for low-budget($15,000 apparently) The Other Side looks very impressive. I did like the focused photography and the atmospheric scenery. The score could've been generic, but was actually wonderfully brooding in places, while the story is mostly compelling and goes at a cracking pace. It also has well-choreographed and never tedious action sequences and poignant drama that doesn't threaten to slow the film down. The characters are on the clichéd side but they are also quite likable. The directing and acting are above average as well, Jaimie Alexander is appealing but the best was Cory Rouse who seems to be enjoying himself immensely as Mally. All in all, I was impressed with The Other Side, it could've been better but you could do with far worse. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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