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A man awakens in a mangled car-wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. Injured and trapped inside, with no memory of how he got there or who he is, he must rely on his most primal instincts to survive. But as he attempts to free himself from the carnage and escape an impossible situation, a darker side is revealed. Even if he manages to survive, the man may have to face the horrible consequences of an earlier, forgotten life. Written by
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It might be easy to try and compare Wrecked to Buried or 127 Hours but this wouldn't be really fair because Wrecked has a protagonist who doesn't know who he is and this, due to the circumstances he finds himself in leaves you to wonder if he's a criminal or a good guy.Furnishing new facts to the audience whenever the nameless man discovers it, screenwriter Christopher Dodd gives you the impression you are experiencing the ride along with the nameless man from the very first scene which opens with the man coming into consciousness in the wreck of a car. Brody's raw performance will help you to feel at least moderately hooked throughout the man's distress. Whatever he feels, you'll feel a matching sensation. Tension and suspense are best found during the scenes when he's trapped in the car, it's when he when he frees himself from the car that the plot's boredom begins to rise to the surface and You'll find yourself wanting for more details about the man's past, but instead you merely get flashes of the events that happened before he ended up in the crashed car.It is here that the thinness if the plot is exposed as been stretched, showing perhaps that this would have made a better movie short than a full length feature. Notably the script also lacks any kind off comic relief as a form of levity, Buried and 127 Hours had that. By the third act we find it difficult to care too much about the man due to lack of emotional wallop, albeit the flashback scenes work well enough for the most part and director Michael Greenspan uses some clever cinematography which refused to resort to hand cam shake to provide fake tension. Adrian Brody's performance is captivating but overall, Wrecked starts off suspenseful and intense but fails to hold up to this throughout.
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