Critic Review - MovieTime, ABC Radio National

If you saw the original, the elements of suprise may be missing, but dread and suspense and nastiness are translated perfectly.

September 12, 2008 Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National | Comments (2)
MovieTime, ABC Radio National


David H.

David Hawkesfield

I would like to congratulate the writers of this inspirational piece of film. I have just finished a novel and was beginning to doubt that I had any talent at all. Wasting two hours on my life watching this slither of predictable and amateurish trash has given me new motivation to persevere.

If a movie of such inane predictability and self congratulating 'cleverness' can be made then I am destined to be a millionaire and so are the copywriters who do the blurb on the back of 'Happy Meal' boxes at MacDonalds.

This was a typical 'art' movie made by people (and I may say stupendously stupid investors) who cannot bring themselves to cristicise some poncy fool who, no doubt, thinks of himself as the new Hitchcock.

The acting was excellent. I can only think that they drew inspiration for the terrified circumstances that they were acting out through the realisation that they were in one of the worst movies of all time.

Please, a 'wind back' during the movie? The moron main criminal talking to the camera? I almost lost my lunch.

Casting... when you do your second movie, do bear in mind that characters have to be 'believable'. Casting two teenage boys, that I could have taken in my sleep, with a dodgy leg, a blind fold while wearing a staight jacket, as the 'menacing' criminals was a gaff of Bush proportions....

The only suspense in this movie was waiting for the titles at the end so I could find out who was responsible and laugh at them......

Mar 28 - 02:04 PM


Dudley Heffington

3 words: why so serious? you obviously missed the entire point of the film o_O

Jun 1 - 09:28 PM

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