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A Crime (2006)
Pseudo thriller boomerangs on writer
Whew! Bought this for a dollar at Dollar Store.
Spent 99 cents too much.
Man catches glimpse of car fleeing the scene of murder where his wife
was killed. He goes to NYC to search for a cab with a scratch among
14,000 cabs. He races his dog on the side with a bunch of Asian dog racers.
Alice Parker has a crush on him and frames Roger Culkin(shabby cabby) to take the fall so she can hook up with Vincent Harris (the guy whose wife was murdered).
In basic thrillers each scene should have you wondering what will happen next. In this film, you wonder when it will end as each scene is sooooooo boring.
Alice Parker (Emmanuelle Beart) has the emotional range of a piece of toast. Harvey Keitel needed some fast bucks for rent so he signed on as the cab driver and a chance for a sex scene (two) with Beart. She has one look trough out the entire film. The film maker could have used a mannequin and saved a few bucks.
Keep your remote in a holster so you so you can fast draw for fast forward. You will be using it a lot. The writer needs a course in screen writing. Or watch Breaking Bad for basic screen writing, where each scene keeps you anticipating the next scene. Not praying for a quick ending.
A Crime should have been directed by Michael Bay and made into a 10 minute film. This movie has more in common with Plan 9, than Clouzot.
Molly's Game (2017)
Yak athon non thriller
If you like a movie with constant yaking...this is for you.
If you like a movie with boring characters on the screen exchanging boring
dialogue or voice over with boring details...see this film.
Geez. I fell asleep 4 times.
Injured skier turns to creating a high stakes poker game.
There it is..That is the story line
That is the elevator pitch. What a concept!
Oh, and the gamblers are boring too! Oh, they were movie stars,and rich folks...whoopee doo.
If 'Molly" didn't wear high heels, tight skirts, show lots of cleavage, and wear red lipstick and blue eye shadow...the movie wouldn't last 10 seconds. But even that isn't enough to keep viewers interested. Her lawyer was the most interesting character. He should have dropped her case as soon as her saw her and her arrogance.
Molly is a non stop talk fest with voices that are better than sleeping pills for making you doze off. Molly has the same MONO TONE voice through out the entire film, and what she says is equally boring.
Want a thriller? Try: Catch me if you Can Now You See Me 1 & 2.
Molly was a talking head video without any compositional interest. And the ending was Say What? After all this?
This is the Cliff Notes version or cartoon version of Silkwood, a REAL movie about a very courageous women who help stopped a nuclear disaster. vs. women who starts high stakes poker game. Really? What a career goal. Wait...maybe this was satire on movies like this....ah..nah.
Home movie style "doc' lacks luster
Jane is a 'assembled' movie that rightly shows her place in understanding the chimps in Africa and leading to new conclusions about their species.
However, there were far to many "Jane looking through binoculars" shots
and Jane washing her hair.
In a great faux science experiment, she brings in outside bananas to the chimps and they go well, bananas in coveting the goods and wrecking the support site. There are observational animal studies which means you do not interact with the animals and make them part of your 'western 'family' getting them to become dependent on you. Missing parts of the film > why did the chimp colonies fight each other to death. Was it the bananas? Jane simply gloss overs this terrible tragedy. Lot is really missing from a study of this type and inserting herself into the colony was not a good idea. Music by Glass was of course great.
And there are lots of other worth while studies providing necessary insight into animal colonies.
Desert Thriller delivers
Actually I thought this was going to devolve into a procedural drama with those that witnessed the original shooting going to court and a whole 'trial movie'.
As I kept watching however, it turned into a very real horror movie. Just like the innocents are chased in Texas Chain saw, only this is very original and shot in the daylight in the desert.
I would not want to be in the desert in those conditions. Was surprised that Moises leaves Adela behind, saying 'he has a son'.
Great cinematography and direction. Different scenes in desert great > rocks, desert, cactus beds, and a hunt and chase scene that is thrilling and a little reminiscent of Duel. Very good well thought out and put together film.
The shooter Sam is an extreme typical stereotype by the left, all the Minute Men in the south report such illegal immigration to authorities they don't shoot them.
Commenters were right about the M! Garand and Sam is a little improbable making long shots without a tripod and several migrants moving in different directions. For having no military training he is too good a shooter and is a fantasy.
However, avoid the voice over sound track by the director, just more political diatribe about migrants who are really illegal immigrants. How about a film about illegals who commit crimes in US, like drunk driving, fake Soc Sec cards and shootings.
Where to Invade Next (2015)
More distorted propaganda
I liked the first Moore film on Flint, MI but he has always started with left wing propaganda and shows that his films are just extensions of Pravda like journalism and its orientation to 'capitalism'. Yet Russia and China are becoming more capitalist, while still regaining control over the people in social interactions.
His comment, "slaves built this country" is just like Obama saying 'you didn't build this country, we did". The leftist theology never ends.
So, Michael who paid the wages of workers. Capitalist, people willing to invest cash into major projects like railroads, buildings, early roads, cars, electricity... forgot about that did you? Did workers say, 'hey let's build cars' or did they earn a living from capital investment.
But yes wages were indeed low and it was Henry Ford to doubled their wages so that every worker could buy a Ford, something that only the RICH, like Moore, could afford. And labor unions were necessary in the 1900.
He also fails to mention (on purpose) that there was a Trans-Atlantic slave trade, most were run by African tribal leaders who sold slaves and that of some 10 million slaves, 4 million went to Brazil and the rest of Central and South America. and some 450,000 Africans in the US for the slave trade.
Moore just simply distorts facts and cherry picks and uses the sin of omission to 'prove' his left wing narrative bias.
Sadly his films profit from paranoia, conspiracy theory and duplicity.
Dead Heist (2007)
Thugs vs zombies in refreshing clash
Everyone knows the plot so I digress:
I liked this movie. For one thing it followed the golden rule of all film making. "I wonder what happens next." And it did.
The writing and the characterizations were well done and not like the robot like characters in 99% of zombie films. Lighting great. scenes great. Location great. The beginning hood scenes of the robbery were cool. They showed character development, believable characters...often missing in zombies movies. In short it started as a real movie, not schlock. So tired of zombies attacking 1 minute after the movie credits start and continuing for 90 more minutes with a 'who cares' about the victims.
Dead Heist is a refreshing change from other zombie movies and has an interesting plot, characters and execution. Looking for more films from writer and director.
I was wondering why the government dude was letting zombies in, and he told why..to capture them and dispatch them once and for all. Dead Heist is an enjoyable movie experience and breaks the mold.
If movies weren't all based on comic books today this would have been in theaters. At least at the drive-ins.
A forgettable film in 10 minutes
Another graduate student production shot on video. Very tireless and one of those 'when will this end' type of film. View the first chapter. Then the last chapter. You missed nothing. Except 10 minutes of your time. A psycho drama about Rodriguez the stalker in LA that tries to relate it to his early childhood upbringing and the usual satanic abuse. You learn nothing here, except over acting, poor special effects, lack luster direction, and a hastily written script. But realizing that you might learn something. The killer seems to be doing the same thing every time with 'explaing' of his psychosis through flashbacks of his early childhood and how his father killed a few women in front of him causing a traumatic influence on his behavior. Not very original and poorly executed. A few hot babes tho. And one that doesn't seem to mind being followed by a psycho killer. I mean really. She did have a hot outfit on tho, I'll give her that. Didn't she get the message when she saw him sucking on lollipops all day. Get a clue.
New online horror movie very real
I liked this new original concept. An online horror film. When it first started I thought "is this all going to be online?" Then I thought, 'hey this is all online'.
The plot is quite involved. A bullied girl commits suicide on line. Her friends all go online for a chat. Soon the mysterious Laura hacks their chat and starts posting under a new user name.
They can't get rid of the new intruder although on of them tries with an anti-virus program. Soon their past sins began to play out online in a weird game of disclosure. Very nicely done.
Loved the way it was made very real with miscellaneous clicking and mousing around. When an unwanted song comes on for example one user tries reducing the volume by various ways, none of which are successful.
Another scene has the user trying to click on a grayed out area, his friend suggest reloading the page. The vitality and realness of this movie makes it one of the best new horror films.
The new online cast is very, very good, I felt that they were all really on target. Kudos to writer and director. To get that very real effect I bet there was a lot of computer work.
Cannibal Diner (2012)
The cannibals should have eaten the writer/director first
I gave it two because of the hot models ruining around with tank top cleavage and short skirts.
To think Herzog, Winders, Fassbinder, Lang, all came from Germany and now this awful film. Hard to believe. The writer seems enjoy chicks running around screaming, which I believe the screams were dubbed anyway.
Other reviews are right, Wrong Turn, makes Cannibal Diner look like a student film shot on 8m.
The lead actress sure spends a lot of time running through the forest and running though an abandoned warehouse. Oops that is the movie. Not to worry about dialogue, there really isn't any. The girls are hot, and I give the casting director the most credit.
TGIF applies here, thank god its finished. Use chapter skip a lot, you will not miss anything. As for the jerky camera no light finale, um, been done before with a lot more style and narration.
Great for drive in...that is closed for the season
Yes, I gave it a 2. Why? Lots and lots of T&A from former models and a playboy bunny. Jiggly boobs in slo-motion, lots of rear view shots of girls in bra and panties. Bathroom scene of a girl 'mugging' the mirror in different bras. Nice girls underwear type t-shirt shirts with lots of nice cleavage. Girls being chased by albinos. Where is Joe Bob Briggs to rate this....let's see: multiple stabbings, 6 boobs. If I was 15 this would be a great movie...you are just aware of chicks.
Plot: Huh? Dialogue: Say Whaaat? Guys acting: Right from public access TV.
Best scene: guy runs to get help, stumbles upon a bar and dozen of hot chicks. He is supposed to call for help, but winds up with a drink and a babe. Take all those hot babes in the bar and run hem out to the house where they can be terrorized.
I thought this could be some kind of wry comedy because the actions of he 'actors' is so stupid. But then I thought, no. the Scary Movie series is so much better. Then the guys are arguing over a junk car???? A feeble attempt at humor because the characters look so stupid.
I noticed Puja's dad was an Executive Producer. One girl in the credits had her named blurred out.
If it was supposed to be scary > see Wrong Turn. Comedy and horror > Night of the Comet.
Maybe if the Whiplash teacher was guiding Steve Walsh he would say, stop! do it again! Were you to fast? Do you know the beat? Do you understand moving making. Slap!
See what happens when you make a Canon 5D available to everyone.
How about another title: Cleavage run aMUCK.
Then again I am thinking this guy thought he was making a comedy and a was John Waters wannabe. People about to be killed make quippy dialogue about unrelated circumstances? And Puja's lines were beyond stupid, I think Steve thought he was making a comedy. That or he is the worst dialogue writer ever.
Let's Be Cops (2014)
Title should have been: Let's Be Metermaids.
This long, long (yes even at 100 or so minutes) is just awful.
PLOT: Two bumbling idiots decide to impersonate cops. Faux hi jinks follow. You are very thankful though when the movie is over, even tho it seems as tho it goes on forever, way past its premise.
Nothing to see here so just move along, folks.
The 'buddy' cops fail to deliver and those two had about as much chemistry as salt peter and zinc.
Horrible plot, poor acting, no sympathy for such bone head characters, and their stupidity and bumbling is so frustrating, you better have ff engaged at all times. Totally stupid situations they encounter. All make mowing the lawn a much better more exciting alternative.
Or better if as in Star Trek you had 'warp speed' you could get through this mish mash much faster.
Was this movie scripted on a napkin at Spaggios? It looked like they winged it.
Too bad, because I think Waylans is funny and loved all of the SCARY MOVIES.
Citizen X (1995)
Low key but brilliant cop drama
What is is brilliant about this story is the persistence of the lead detective to find the killer.
Interestingly the Commissar said that 'there are no killers in the Soviet Union, that is in decadent western societies" Of course we all get the point. But here in the mid-west in a college town in a lefty book store of the the owners actually said that crime in America is because they are a capitalistic empire. Some left wing ideas never die.
Now, back to the movie, it was great and the quips by the Colonel and his astute observations or Soviet society were appro. In fact, most Russians found ways to work outside the system.
But my favorite scene was when they caught Chilikto He is in a park and children are playing the the plain clothes police come up on him from the sides, front and back and tell him to 'keep walking'.. One of the most brilliant arrests I have ever seein. The opposite of course of our cops yelling for him to get on the ground and every manner of gun pointed at him.
One, Two, Three (1961)
Fastest and funniest comedy in the West (Berlin)
I thought Airplane 1 & 2 were very funny. I liked all the Scary Movies (the comedies). I really liked It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, World with all of the greatest comedians of the time. And Bridesmaids was really funny too.
But compared to One Two Three they all are in slow motion.
One Two Three is the fastest most witty comedy I have ever seen. I just saw it on cable. And it is one of Billy Wilder's finest films. You cannot afford to laugh as you will miss the next zinger.
The comedic innuendos come a flying at ya' and you better have a cup of Dark Roast coffee to stay alert.
Fun is made of East/West, North/South, Communism/Capitalism and a ton of everything including society itself. A real tour d'force of life in the 60s and the cold war.
Cagney has the fastest and longest lines you have every seen and he is backed up by a great supporting cast. The story is simple: Executive has to confront his capitalistic boss with the fact that his egocentric daughter falls in love with a commie. The quick witted dialogue between the Russian embassy guy and Cagney are great!
I have to buy the video and show it too my friends, ASAP. And had to get my 2 cents in for a legacy post.
And no CGI special effects, explosions, gun fire, car chases, impending disasters, foot chases, and the big mean bad guy.
All dialogue and funny sight gags. Why can't we make this kind of comedy today.
Dear White People (2014)
Boring and overdone
There are plenty of other black films out there that really entertain and sometimes make a point about race perceptions and relations. (see last paragraph)
The filmmakers scripted a real life situation, A racial Halloween Party in Texas...how boring can you get. Whites in black face... zzzzz..huh, oh I fell asleep. Why make a movie about one incidence of jerky white guys.
Then the movie turns into a black Dinner with White People where people chat on and on.
If you are into b/w dialogue just listen to the audio. Nothing to see here except a few very hot sorority girls. The filmmakers must have said, 'let's bring in comments on 'the weave'. Sorry Chris Rock did an entire documentary and it was great.
Was Dear White People a class project? What was the point. "Hey some fraternity dudes can be assholes." Big surprise.
Rent Hollywood Shuffle by Robert Townsend and then check out the reset of his film. He is good.
Zoom in and check out this flick
Although most of you know the plot by now, I found the story to be very accurate as I did work as a 'stringer' for news stations in Indianapolis awhile ago.
Jake is great as an up an coming 'if it bleeds it leads' camera prowler looking for a story. Reminds me of the famous Wee Gee who covered the police beat in NYC in the 1930s with his trunk full of camera gear and a police scanner. Coverage and the need for a 'bleeds it lead' story hasn't changed much.
Jake really fills the role of an up and coming, 'wannabe' news night time stringer. His performance reminded me of the great performance of Robbin Williams in One Hour Photo. Truly stunning jobs by both of them. Bill Paxton was wonderful as the grizzled Nightcrawler.
Lots of news satire in this movie and the great line of course is from Rene Russo (hot) when she says "we are interested in the uptick in suburban crime and how crime is spilling out to the burbs."
I just sent an email to 5 of my friends to watch this movie.
However, I think the dialog was a bit too wordy and more like an essay at times and dragged the story down a little. Remember For a Few Dollars more and the man with no name and little to say. There seemed to be a little too much psycho babble by the character and his actions made a lot of the points anyway. I didn't think that at the end he needed to say to his partner who just died in a shoot out that he was just a story lead, it was obvious. So less verbosity would have really made a better movie, I think. Sometimes too much dialog is like hitting the brake on an Indy Race Car before it crosses the finish line.
But all in all a wonderful cast, great visuals, good direction, great writing, cool subtle soundtrack, and current absorbing storyline.
There was another film, Paparazzi, that viewers may also want to check out.
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014)
Weather TV casters save Sharknado
Actually this was a fun film with quick pacing and some interesting CGI effects.
However, the newscasters and the TV news shows saved this from being the run of the mill 'disaster' film.
I cracked up when Al Roker and Matt really gave a great, great comic yet believable relief from an otherwise run of the mill disaster film. Add their special weather graphics and the movie is worth watching for just this part. Truly funny.
The move likes quips but could have been improved by a few tweaks.
1)Kelly use her sky high red heels to kill one shark, it was forewarned in an early segment by her showing off her red heels to her co-host. What was needed was a slow motion CU shot of those red high heel coming down on to the shark's head and in slow motion with appropriate sound effect. We could almost hear the shark saying nooooooooo.
2)The hero uses a chain saw in one scene to split a shark in half, lengthwise. I expected him to do the "chain saw dance" like in the chain saw movies, but he never did.
3)Great scene in the pizza place where a shark comes in and the owner bats the shark into a pizza oven. I expected him to put up a sign that says: "NEW, Shark Pizza soon".
4)In one scene the hero says to his friend, "we need a bigger bomb', she should have said, "yeah, like Heavens's Gate".
There were some of these missed opportunities, but overall a fun, fast moving film with good homages to other similar movies. View the extra features for some inside info. Well directed and with great cameos. I enjoyed it.
A Horrible Way to Die (2010)
Horrible way to make a film, worst photography ever
A serial killer does his usually stchick on unsuspecting characters after he escapes from jail. His ex-girl friend is in hiding and under witness protection because she testified against him.
But, the cinematography was so bad, it was hard to follow the story.
I think the director got a string of Christmas lights and decided to use them in an out of focus foreground for a 'anxiety' effect. Really? A very poorly conceived decision. 'Shaky cam' was used on Blair Witch and a few others. You might try a tight story line, good actors, and scenes and presto a movie and a tripod.
Rather than move you into the story, such techniques take you out of the story since you are very aware of the effects and fail to follow the story. But maybe the cinematographer had the d'ts'
Pulp Fiction had very little 'artsy out of focus lights' as an effect to get the audience in a tipsy mood.
Story line wasn't bad, but ruined by the constant use of out of focus lights and jumpy camera work. Did you not have access to a pair of sticks?
Plot at the end was good though and should have been extended instead of endless AA meetings.
The Bag Man (2014)
Rivka is hot, hot hot.
She is hot and worth watching in this movie for every frame that she is in.
Get the DVD so you can freeze frames.
Just watch her, zone out with whatever and enjoy the movie.
It is trying to be Seven, but falls short.
Crispin Grover is a hoot as the really goofy guy Ned. Great job.
Was De Niro dating her at the time or did he just make the movie to go on a 'date' with her.
It is one of those movies where De Niro wants to know if he can trust Jack, in some future deals.
He sure puts him through a very serve test to find out.
The Taqwacores (2010)
Punk rockers from Pakisan? Wow.
I liked this movie because to me it is always an experience to view other cultures and their unique characters. Much like The Graduate and other 'coming of age' films, Yoseuf is a pretty straight laced Muslim viewing all the aberrations of modern youth. I think he is surprised that this is a Middle East version of America where fringes adopt some of our extreme fringes.
Yousef encounters a mélange of disaffected youth though his studies here. All the stereotypes are presented: the Mohawk guy, the drag queen, the burka girl, the hot babe, but all having their own identity. As he goes through it all much like Candy did in the 70s film. I liked the characters, the passage of Yoseuf from the offerings of divergent lifestyles, and it is clear his choice at the last shot of the movie.
Really hard punk puck, especially the dance party scene. Wow! Kind of reminded me of that crazy dance scene in that 80s film Jacob's Ladder.
The Last Stand (2013)
Muscle cars duke it out in a corn field.
Most know the plot from the previous reviews. And it is an action flick directed by a Korean director of note.
Dialogue is forgettable, because the movie is designed for the speed crazy crowd with out much English. Direct to overseas for some $$$$.
I am surprised Arnold didn't say, "Hey, I am getting to old for this" as he clearly was.
Sly Stallone really topped him as an old cop in Copland. And don't forget the old cop(Tommy Lee Jones) in No country for old men.
Some setups in this film were bizarre.
Arnold asks his friend if he still a 'good shot". "Muscle memory is still there" he replies. Then he winds up driving a bus. ?????
And the 'sniper' on the roof is a chick who clearly does not know how to handle a rifle with a scope.
The other scene is when Arnold is on the other side of the bridge to confront the bad guy. Huh? How did he get there. Fly? These kinds of gaffs take you out of the movie. But maybe since it is an action film all logical bets are off. Fun movie, but forgettable in about a month.
Lost Highway (1997)
Muddled movie should be Lost Film
Come on guys (and girls) this is a muddled mess.
Let's see, How to Make a David Lynch Film.
First rip off parts of sound track from Koyaanisqatsi, Get Patricia Arquette nude and in Black bra and panties, yummy! Jar the camera and add psychedelic footage from the 60s. Copy bits of Lucky Number Slevin and Double Indemnity. Don't bother to edit. Make film long and boring.
At end of movie, audience members should say, "Thank God it's over". Lynch should stick with small independent films of say 20 minutes and emulate Kenneth Anger.
His daughter made a far more interesting, Surveillance.
If you watched Lost Highway several times you really need a life.
Go for Broke (2002)
Movie should be jailed, no probation
A poor attempt to try an make a comedy in the style of Two Wong Foo, Some Like it Hot, and others.
90% of the movie is two guys disguised as girls and being in a prison and the "drop the soap" type humor all too common in these type of movies.
The director/writer waste too much time on the 'girls in prison" malarkey. This does not move the plot forward and stalls in out in stupid 'situational' mishaps of being in prison.
Now, if the movie took a stab at Mad, Mad, Mad World type of humor and everyone hunting for the big W or the lottery ticket you might have something.
So, you need the guards, the 'girls', the warden, the infiltrators, in short everyone looking for the ticket. This can result in endless comic misunderstandings and foul ups.
Maybe next time.
Identity Thief (2013)
Two dorks don't make a movie
Have to agree with other posters on here as this movie tanks. Bateman plays such a loser, that you almost want to see his identity stolen to ruffle his upper middle class feathers. He plays such a loser how is ever married to Amanda Peet? Seems like he would have trouble tying on his shoe in the morning.
After Melissa sucker punches him in the neck, his response should have been to knock her out, tie her up and throw her in the basement, which hopefully has Freddy Kruger hanging around.
Imagine a nice guy trying to get his identity back from such a sleaze bag identity thief and to be nice about it. Staged scenes, non jokes, and a throat punching chick, all the ingredients for a tedious viewing.
Skip this movie even if it goes direct to thisTV at 3 am, which it will very soon.
Not even up to movie of the week cable standards. I did not get a bargain even though I saw it for free from my public library. I can't get my time back.
Melissa tho, was great in Bridesmaids. Current comedy movies really need an ensemble cast, such as Bridesmades as they can play off each other. The scene stealer was the wedding and the speakers each trying to top each other. Each scene in fact funnier than the one before.
Two person comedies seldom work, and even Steve Martin had to struggle through a few of his movies with an actress side kick.
From It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World through Airplane, though Scary Movie (s) an ensemble cast works best. Oh, and view Nothing But Trouble if you get a chance.
Wannabe Lifetime movie of a Taxi Driver
Luckily I had fast forward on this boring movie. I liked Surveillance, another Lynch movie, yet my friends did not like it, but I found the twists and turns intriguing. I gave Chained a 5 because the acting was good.
However, Chained boils down to 'abused kids turn out to be serial killers'. A perfect Lifetime movie plot of bad men that abuse their loved ones.
The cabbie killer(Bob)had a life boring beyond belief and was so one dimensional he could exist on a petri dish. That is why I used the fast forward. I keep thinking, 'is this movie over yet? I have things to do and places to go."
The lack of really gruesome scenes indicate that it was shot in Canada with those tax breaks. So, being shot on digital (Red One), a cab, a house in middle of nowhere...mmm I am thinking $500,000 max budget. I notice there is no box office figure in IMDb...go figure. Direct to DVD, maybe one art house showing. Too bad, Jennifer showed lots of promise with Surveillance.
In one scene Bob says, "Education you need education", really? and a few courses at the Learning Annex could have stopped your killing spree. Wow! Who would have thought. Let's make everyone take some classes folks and we can stop crime for good. It seems as tho Bob has watched Sling Blade too many times.
There is nothing to understand here. Bob should have been shot in the head and as George Clooney says when his brother is killed in Dusk til Dawn, "Richie may you have the peace in death you did not have in life". And for being so utterly boring except for a few boring clichés.
The drunken girl was not convincing at all and that scene should have been cut as it was almost comic relief, hey, maybe it was comic relief. There was a nice boob girl at the end tho, finally. And she was cute.
Otherwise, Chained just plods along following a very boring killer and his silent sidekick. Luckily, the audience is not chained and can just 'walk away'.
Vehicle 19 (2013)
Car Crap at its worst
This movie is unwatchable without fast forward, the best invention ever for viewers everywhere.
If you are stuck in a theater, simply look for the exit signs, they are usually lit so you can easily find them.
An American tourist Paul Walker (Michael Woods) gets caught up in intrigue in South Africa. He gets embedded with a young girl who has discovered a sex traffic organization led by corrupt cops. Gauntlet, anyone? Plus he is hostile, for quite awhile to a hot girl in distress. Maybe it's the water. Dudes in USA always jump to help out chicks in distress, like in Cellular.
The girl dies, but she leaves a recording that Paul must deliver to the real authorities,(to do the right thing) in this case a judge, but it winds up being the press. The judge was probably in traffic court busy with a fender bender.
Paul feels compelled to answer a phone in a car after he discovers a gun in the car. Did he not see Phone Booth? No one answers random phone rings anymore. No One!
The acting was overly intense with Paul seeming jacked up on some kind of upper. Plot was poor, acting mediocre. Our hero is under watch so he has his car painted, quickly mind you, by some local Reggie youths.
The end is a hoot, imagine you are a cop, a guy wanted for murder is holding a gun at a reporters head and demands to see the judge. Would a cop say 'oh, OK, we will get right on that". "Hey judge, some guy with a gun to a reporter's head wants to see you. You up for that". Judge, "Ok I'll be right down".
This is what happens when you send those Canon 5D's overseas and someone decides to make a movie. Typically over saturated with blue gels this lighting follows Phone Booth to a T. Seems if you are doing a film in the city you need this "city look". A cop should come on at the begging of the film like he is directing traffic and say to the audience, "Move along folks, nothing to see here".
Much better films in the same genre:
The Gauntlet, Vanishing Point (both of them), Phone Booth, and lots of others are a much better way to use your time.
And I agree with the one reviewer who says that ending falls so flat, (it is a voice over for God's sake), that the writer figured out people probably walked out and no one remained to watch a real ending. Or, or did the director run out of funds. Did investors in this $50,000 movie get cold feet and pull the plug. "Hey Mukunda, end this thing already, I am not giving you another $5. I watched it free on HBO, I should have watched those Asylum flicks on SY FY channel. Come to think of it, just read the reviews on this flick, many sum it up.