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First off, my criteria so you have a benchmark of this review to know if it can be of help to you. I have 4 major questions I ask before I recommend a film to a friend or acquaintance. They are:
1. Did the filmmaker play it safe (same old same old)? If so, I rarely recommend except in rare circumstances. 2. Did the filmmaker take risks? If so... 3. Did the film entertain me? and... 4. Was the film well crafted?
With Night of the Templar, a resounding YES to all of the above. Now for more detail...
Genre? I wouldn't know where to begin so I will just say YES because it covers so much territory in a very smart and tightly directed movie with (according to IMDb) first time director Paul Sampson.
Actors? Top notch talent, both seasoned (David Carradine, Norman Reedus, Udo Kier, Billy Drago, Max Perlich and writer/director/actor Paul Sampson who was very captivating in a dual role) and unknown actors (Ingrid Sonray, and ridiculously sexy Sofie Norman).
Story? Many layers that cannot be followed if you are trying to multitask. I was on fb during the beginning and I quickly closed my laptop and focused. So glad I did as it did not disappoint.
Every Sunday night, my wife and I get together with two other couples that are film lovers and we watch an off the beaten path movie. I found our pick for this week and I'm looking forward to sharing it and more importantly watching it again.
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