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pawebster from England
14 April 2007
We've seen a lot of this type of police thriller on British TV. It's
the basic Lynda La Plante type.
This one is trashy. The story is wildly unbelievable, with paper-thin
motivation and plotting for the characters, especially the murderer.
Anthony Flanagan is pretty dull in this. He plays the supposedly
high-flying but uptight DCI in charge of the case. He is more or less a
charisma-free automaton for large parts of the story, but gets to emote
a bit near the end. Actually the character is boring. How he's supposed
to have become a DCI by his early thirties is the biggest mystery in
Tom Ward is not good here either. He is cut out to play nice guys who
are possibly slightly impulsive (his role in Silent Witness), and
that's basically what he does here. Unfortunately he can't decide about
his accent (he sporadically tries to sound northern). The supposed
actions of his character are laughable and not sufficiently explained
or supported by what has gone before.
We're living in times like those of the Roman Empire. Sensationalism
for the masses is the order of the day. In this type of film the
murders seemingly have to get more and more horrid with more and more
shots of putrefying bodies and the like. Why do film makers have to be
such slaves of fashion and the Zeitgeist?
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