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Puzzlehead (2005)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  21 April 2005 (USA)
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Stephen Galaida ...
Puzzlehead / Walter
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Julia
Mark Janis ...
Carjacker
Mark Lampert ...
Dead Man / Victim
Jon Bavier ...
Landlord
Paul Schulz ...
Dreggy Guy
Elise Abrams ...
Dreggy Girl
Ramon Moraldo ...
Homeless Man
Ray Montanez ...
Mugger
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Robber
John El Manahi ...
Thug #1 (as John Elmanahi)
Kevin McCormack ...
Thug #2
Richard Craven ...
Paramedic #1
Edward J. Harrigan ...
Paramedic #2
Amy Lotven ...
Patient
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Puzzlehead: The Anti-Federalists and the Luddites forced the closure of all biomechanical laboratories and began replacing them with fertility clinics. Funding ceased for everything not directly related to re-population. Quite ironic now that I think about it. Walter managed to salvage most of the equipment that wasn't nailed down. The most important of which was D-I-amdac, a brain scanner, which he used to scan his own brain to provide the blueprint for the neuro-net map of my artificially ...
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Entertaining and Thought Provoking
8 September 2007 | by (Malta) – See all my reviews

Unlike so many of the mass-produced, mind numbing works of garbage being pumped out by the Hollywood machine of late, this film was as thought provoking as it was entertaining.

This film is an ideal example of how a little genuine creativity and a lot of hard work and dedication can outdo a large budget, CGI and crowds of extras any day of the week. For that alone, the makers of 'Puzzlehead' deserve much credit. The scene of a drab future world, in which scientific advances are shunned in favor of protecting and preserving our own human concept of humanity, is set flawlessly through the thoughtful use of cinematography and colour.

Ultimately, this film has one questioning which of the many factors we associate with humanity are actually desirable, and which are not. It also raises questions regarding which human traits are necessary in a being in order to regard that being as human. If other humans think it human, does that make it so? I also appreciated the film's insinuation that all things made by man will ultimately suffer from the same innate flaws as man himself.

If you're looking for a film that can stand firmly on its own two feet, without the crutches of a catchy soundtrack, famous actors or multiple explosions, then I would highly recommend that you watch Puzzlehead without delay.


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