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Like Minds (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Horror, Mystery  |  9 November 2006 (Australia)
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A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate.

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Nigel Colbie
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Martin McKenzie
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Susan Mueller
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Raj Mehta
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Rev Donaldson
Liam McKenna ...
Mr Fergus
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Mr Evans
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The forensic psychiatric Sally Rowe is called by Detective Martin Mackenzie to analyze the profile of the teenager Alex Forbes, who was found in a train station holding the body of his schoolmate Nigel Colby and with powder in his hand. Alex discloses his relationship with Nigel, who believes that they were descendants of the Templar Knights, and how Nigel used the power of his mind to control him. Mackenzie believes that Alex is the killer, but Susan investigates the family of Nigel under pressure of Alex's father, and finds that all of them belong to an ancient and powerful secret society. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Two evil geniuses. Too brilliant to be caught. Except by each other. See more »


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Murderous Intent  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Gregory Read's feature film debut. See more »

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When Sally is reading about serial killers on the computer, she comes across something about Myra Hindley that has been mistakenly spelled as Mayra Hindley. See more »

Quotes

Alex Forbes: [cheeky] Do you have any children? Well, you're not bad looking. I think you're running out of time, you know?
Sally: [dryly] No, you're the one running out of time
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Interesting concept, but falls short
4 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film starts out very simple, a dead body and a kid as the most likely suspect. Toni Collette plays a psychologist trying to get an idea of whether or not he is guilty. The rest of the film is told in flashback, starting with Alex, the kid suspected, being introduced to the world of Nigel, his new roommate, who believes that he is something more than what people see him as, and he wonders if Alex may be a part of it. From there, the events leading up to Nigel's death is unraveled, leading up to the final climatic ending.

This film tries to do what several successful films have done in the past by posing a semi-twist ending. Unfortunately it falls a little short of getting there, and becoming more of an open-ended film to think about, open to your own interpretation.


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