1917. Walt has lost his legs in battle, but not his spirit. Recovering in hospital back in the States, he is trapped, and surrounded by tragedy. Only his flirtation with Grace, a nurse on ... See full summary »
In Alaska, the veteran police detective Jon Koski is near retirement and is a specialist in missing children. Koski is troubled by a failure in his past and is haunted by nightmares with a woman and the little girl Aurora. When the seven year-old girl Amy Noble is abducted, Koski is assigned to the case by his chief Jack Musker, who is the uncle of the child. Amy lives with her parents, Musker's sister Sarah Noble and her estranged husband Jim Noble, who is an executive in oil business and former DA, and had an affair with his secretary seven years ago. Koski interrogates Amy's nanny Megan and she presents the psychic Farley Connors that is the host of the TV show Beyond. Farley becomes Koski's prime suspect but soon they team up to resolve the case. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Haunted by a case from his past an Alaskan detective due for retirement must find a kidnapped girl and reluctantly enlists the help of a psychic who is also a prime-suspect.
It's nice to see John Voight in a lead role where he belongs instead of a supporting cast player. Voight effortlessly carries the film on has shoulders. Director Josef Rusnak's Beyond while not as atmospheric as Insomnia (2002) or as stylish as his own Thirteenth Floor (1999) presents an entertaining mystery/thriller with a psychic element. The supporting cast are a mixed bag (some oddly misplaced and awful) but thankfully Jodie Foster-like Teri Polo and Dermot Mulroney as Jack Musker are reliable and solid.
It's well filmed, competently put together with writer Gregory Gierasa putting forward an interesting premise, even if it loses it gust slightly in the closing act especially in the reveal. Nevertheless, its satisfying enough thanks to Voight's principle role as Jon Koski.
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