While her character can barely speak Spanish in this film, Amber Heard is fluent in real life. See more »
During the scene, when Ellie and Stephanie are first drinking in the bar, the two young Argentinian men buy the girls a shot each. Stephanie is shown drinking almost all of her shot, however on the next shot she still has a full shot glass and is preparing herself to drink it. See more »
[on her cellphone, trying to locate Ellie]
So it's me, uhm, where are you? I'm at the cow place now.
[looking around for her friend]
Uhm, so call me. Bye.
[starts pushing her bicycle, looking vaguely worried, as car approaches]
[driver in car]
Where's your friend?
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Written by Joanna Gikas, Leopold Ross
Performed by io echo See more »
Could've been an amazing thriller...
Why it didn't be one? Basically nothing happens until the 40th minute, that's why. This is a slow-burn thriller, even though it was advertised as the type that has thrills since the first minutes, well it doesn't.
It sort of played out like Hostel; The first half hour is pretty much character development with some sexual references here and there, and then suspense begins. Come on, this is a 85 minute film, we should've gotten on really. After the 40th minute, the suspense begins. I liked the tension and tautness the film had afterwards.
The acting by the two female leads was natural, but not that great. Sometimes Odette's character seemed annoying, with her being showing off in front of men a lot and trying to sleep with one. Come on. Karl Urban was great in this, loved his performance and his presence.
Another thing I liked about this film is that there was someone else involved with Odette's abduction, and that character was in the film, who is even trusted by Odette's friend. The setting, thanks to the good cinematography was amazing, great location for sure. The music by the average composers Tomandandy was not bad, but it sounded too trailer-ish and something you'd hear in student films on Youtube, but at least it was orchestral and suspenseful.
This was an OK thriller, which was saved by it suspenseful second half and magnificent setting.
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