The Cummings boys paint themselves into the proverbial corner with a cop-out ex machina ending -- at which point there is no longer a need for the title's If.
At 80 minutes, this movie is short, but long enough to be boring.
| Original Score: 1/4
This 75-minute film plays like a sketchy hybrid of a Columbo episode and Body Heat. It even includes a soupçon of philosophy.
| Original Score: 2/5
This noir murder story starts off with wandering aim and gets its sights lined up only slightly.
| Original Score: 3/5
Aside from Sage, the most compelling presence in the film is the neighborhood real estate.
The ending offers a bit of a surprise, but overall events are pretty much telegraphed, but not as fast in transmission. The running time is not much more than an hour, but it seems much, much longer.
| Original Score: 2/4
Let us praise If I Didn't Care for living up to its title: You will not see another film this year made with so little ambition.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
'Hitchcockian' is the less than lilting compliment used to hype this Long Island noir.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This wanna-be neonoir ends up being as half-committed to its goals as its protagonist.
| Original Score: 2/6
Lazy little thriller about murder in the Hamptons aspires to update classic noir situations and characters but falls sadly short.
... this snappy little thriller has many virtues but is terribly compromised by some really awful plotting.
There actually is much to like in If I Didn't Care, bits and pieces that might have come together in a way that's more satisfying, but instead it just feels haphazardly tossed together.
If I Didn't Care doesn't sympathize with its depraved protagonists. Instead, it allows us to rejoice in the guilty pleasure of watching a misguided ship of passion sink.
Who better to write about murder in the Hamptons than a pair of brothers who live there all year 'round?
| Original Score: B
A tight, surprising little thriller that strongly captures the bogus appeal of life in the Hamptons.
Doesn't dig too deeply into its stock characters, but the whole thing moves so quickly and efficiently, it's over before you notice.
...the film is notable for its picturesque Hamptons locations and the brevity of its 75-minute running time.
While Davis' will is generally apathetic, and its results seemingly accidental, the film reinforces Linus' argument in another, more painfully stereotypical way, when the underclass takes revenge.
The Kingdom is ostensibly set in Saudi Arabia but it's really a fantasy action game about winning the war in Iraq.
| Original Score: B-