Riddle (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  10 January 2013 (USA)
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A college girl goes to a small town named Riddle, only to find her missing younger brother.


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Credited cast:
Matt Caldwell (as Bryan Lillis)
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Hobo in Alley
Donna Bednar ...
Timothy Breslin ...
Jim Brough ...
Dad in Sheriff's Office
Casey Brown ...


College student Holly Teller (Elisabeth Harnois) is drawn to the mysterious small town of Riddle, Pennsylvania in search of her missing brother. Against the will of the local Sheriff (Val Kilmer) and town elder (William Sadler), she begins to unravel a mystery connected to an abandoned psychiatric hospital on the edge of town, uncovering a terrifying past the town is determined to keep hidden. Written by Mike

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Mystery | Thriller


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10 January 2013 (USA)  »

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Enigma  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Near the end, when Holly is trapped in the hospital she sets her tormentor on fire. He lights up and is severely burned but his clothes are completely intact and not damaged by the fire at all. See more »


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This film is just fine... IF you are not expecting 'CITIZEN KANE'...
30 June 2013 | by (Sunny Southern California, USA) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching this and I was quite pleasantly surprised at how well done it was. Sure, both Val Kilmer and William Sadler were completely wasted and did MAYBE a DAY'S worth of work between them. But, honestly, everything about the film was solid and done with a nice slow sense of building suspense.

The one thing that I REALLY appreciated, which I feel is quite rare in these low-budget films, is that the acting was actually decent and restrained instead of amateurishly going over the top or just plain ruining it as many do. It took a little while to get going, but still overall I feel that it was well constructed. YES, the story is extremely straight forward and simple, but still done well. And, I also liked how the stronger Horror elements were done in the last act; pretty effective for what it was...

NO, they didn't give you a whole lot to go on and did not really explain very much; but, I think they gave you enough to figure out what was going on, especially in the ending credits : ) That really wasn't so much the point as just enjoying the actual outworking of the story, I would say.

So, if you are in the mood for a nice little suspenseful Thriller, you should enjoy this movie just fine. Just ignore all the petty know-it- all haters out there who expect GOD knows WHAT in their films...

I do wonder though...

... just how much DOES Val Kilmer make in these hit-and-run films that he does? Seriously, I'm DYING to know! : )

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