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The suspense level of the movie is really high. On the other hand I can see why people wouldn't really rate the movie high. It is a tough sell. It's also something that is very close to Americans (and might offend quite a few). Of course this is not representative and while it is only a movie it does give a view of too much anxiety and fear and what that might lead to.
It is shot on a low budget, but Karim Hussain, who also has worked as a director, has a good eye and his camera work is without fault. The acting while driven by high emotions never fails. And although you may say, that the movie does not really evolve into something bigger (there is not a big bang or anything else), it still may give you reasons to think ...
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