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The Cry of the Owl (2009)

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A troubled young man retreats from the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquility of a small town. He is drawn into a relationship with a young woman whose boyfriend goes missing, leaving the new arrival as a suspect.

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Robert Forrester
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Jenny Thierolf
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Mr. Jaffe
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Lavigne Client
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Jack Neilson
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Greg Wyncoop
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Mr. Kolbe
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Nickie Grace
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Robert's Lawyer (as Constantine Alex Karzis)
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Nickie's Lawyer
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Elaine
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Sally Nielson
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Walt Neilson
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Susie Escham
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Bill
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A young woman becomes inexplicably attracted to a man who is stalking her. When her boyfriend goes missing, the stalker is the immediate suspect, until a game of jealousy and betrayal turns deadly. Written by Anonymous

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What would you do if someone was watching you?

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)
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Julia Stiles was a last-minute replacement for Sarah Polley. See more »

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Owls fly silent so their prey cannot hear them. Their feathers are softer and therefore quieter against the wind. See more »

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Version of Der Schrei der Eule (1987) See more »

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Blue Ink
Written and Performed by Laura Veirs
Published by Freak Off the Leash/Bug Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Bella Union Records
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Intelligently Crafted
29 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Withholding in the best sense of the word.

I started watching this movie laying in bed and by the time I was nearing the end all my blankets were twisted one way or another. And I admit, I did not even know this was from the guy who did The Talented Mr. Ripley, which I would probably have given a 6.5/7 after seeing in theaters.

This was an incredibly refreshing approach to a thriller. The settings subdued and passive, set up from the opening scene. The score was never Hitchcock, in that notion of action/suspense/surprise follows ominous cords. The cast all held something back that I couldn't quite place my finger on but by the time the credits rolled, wow... what a job they did.

The only thing I would say to those reading this-- If you like your standard Hollywood movies go ahead and pass on this (nothing is spoon fed). But if you enjoy those parts of a good novel that compel you to keep reading, then this movie will surely please.

I know the review is a bit vague, but watch this movie... If my words mislead you then feel free to come back and thumbs down me 2x.


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