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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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Jenny Thierolf
Karl Pruner ...
Mr. Jaffe
Phillip MacKenzie ...
Lavigne Client
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Jack Neilson
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Greg Wyncoop
R.D. Reid ...
Mr. Kolbe
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Nickie Grace
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Robert's Lawyer (as Constantine Alex Karzis)
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Elaine
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Sally Nielson
Robbie Campbell ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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19 August 2009 (France)  »

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$11,500,000 (estimated)
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Scott Speedman was originally up for the role of Greg Wyncoop. 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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What happened? Where am I?
2 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am one of those people who believes that all good scary/thriller movies and books have one thing in common that makes them so scary: They could happen to you.

The events that take place in this movie have not happened to anyone, ever. They aren't believable, not in the least. So the film doesn't work as a drama, either, because the entire time, you're distracted, wondering: "WHEN does that happen???" Aside from the outlandish plot, the writing was clumsy. For a long time, I wasn't sure who the protagonist was supposed to be, and when I was sure, I wasn't motivated to care. I was just waiting for the movie to end. And the director, it seems, didn't care, either. Every scene went: Establishing shot, close-up of Paddy, close-up of Julia, splash of red, close-up of Paddy staring at Julia, patch of blue, scene. It didn't help that the actors were walking through their roles, too. They were bland and tasteless, and I'll be polite and leave it at that.

Five minutes in I was laughing hysterically and saying, "It's a dark comedy, right? Please tell me it's a dark comedy." If it were a dark comedy, I'd like it a lot better. Point is, it's still boring. Whether it's a drama, thriller, dark comedy, whatever the hell it was originally intended to be--believe me, I have no clue--I was bored out of my skull, and I wanted my money back.


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