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Faults (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 March 2015 (USA)
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A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

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Riley Stearns

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Riley Stearns
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Credited cast:
Leland Orser ... Ansel
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Claire
Chris Ellis ... Dad
Jon Gries ... Terry
Lance Reddick ... Mick
Beth Grant ... Evelyn
Cruz Flores ... Hotel Staff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzan Averitt ... Photo Studio Customer
Cindy Buck Cindy Buck ... Mother
David Chandler ... Waiter
Leonard Earl Howze ... Raymond
Davey Johnson ... Concierge
Kellie Matteson ... Jennifer
Amanda Saunders ... Receptionist
Nicholas Tucci ... James
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Washed-up and broke, an author whose books on mind control were once respected reluctantly helps a couple in deprogramming their daughter from the control of a cult named "Faults." But this assignment turns out to be more complicated than he had expected. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Изъяны See more »

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Snoot Entertainment See more »
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2.35 : 1
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This movie is directed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead's husband. See more »

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Ansel steals a 9V battery from the remote control in his hotel room, but the open battery compartment on the remote control can be seen to accept two AA cells, not a 9V. See more »

Quotes

Ansel: Fault is a fracture. It's a place where pressure builds until it releases
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Great concept and interesting start, but loses steam and fizzles out at the end.
18 March 2015 | by Lee WebbSee all my reviews

I started off really loving this movie and was really hooked by the opening scenes setting up the main character, who is played to perfection by Leland Orser. A washed-up "expert" on cults and brainwashing, his character is sad, funny, and interesting all at the same time. You also really empathize with him and feel his sense of desperation and frustration at the start of the movie.

As the story unfolds, a mother and father approach him offering desperately needed money if he would be willing to kidnap their daughter from a cult and reprogram her back to "normal."

So far so good and everything leading up to his character retrieving the girl and beginning his treatment seems promising. Unfortunately, the movie slid downhill from there (at least for me). I was expecting a more interesting series of twists and turns and looked forward to seeing the enticing cat and mouse mind game that the movie seemed to be setting up. Instead, the movie just kind of got inexplicably stranger and ended up taking a path that I felt was a bit too predictable and unsatisfying.

It's worth checking out for Orser's performance and character alone. I just wish they had done a bit more with it and carried the quirky and unique tone that was established early through the entire film.


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