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This film has been advertised as a thriller. The pacing of this film is very slow and much too slow to be classified as a thriller. If you watch this expecting a movie full of action and suspense you will be disappointed.
Here's what's good about this film. All the talent that has been brought to this project has been first rate. The writing is excellent. All the actors down to the very minor ones nail their characters and deliver superb believable performances. The cinematography, sound and other technical elements are 'invisible,' which means that those aspects of the film have been done flawlessly.
The movie is very funny with many laughs. The comedy emerges from the situations as everyone in the film plays it straight as if it were a drama.
It takes a very skilled director to pull off this type of story successfully. Minor flaws can make it not work. This film works.
I think if you drop your fast paced thriller expectations for this film you will find it extremely enjoyable.
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