Dakota Skye Reviews
Other than that, I wasn't really wowed by Dakota Skye. The story is interesting enough, and Dakota's ability, while fantastical, actually serves as the emotional groundwork of the movie. Dakota's personality is perfectly reasonable, given her circumstances. I know I'd be as cynical and jaded as she occasionally was. Maybe even more. It's refreshing to see such a well-written character. But beyond that, the movie was never much more than a mildly enjoyable experience. Decent, but not great. I liked the idea more than its actual execution.
"Dakota Skye" has a breathtaking opening scene, a worthy message about finding a direction in life(especially if it is east northeast) and a bittersweet tone that works to its advantage. However, even with its clever insights on honesty and trust in relationships, the movie is brought down by its amateurish acting and pedestrian direction. And wait a sec. Wasn't there an episode of "Medium" where Allison(Patricia Arquette) was a human lie detector for an episode?
Now with this power and this new "wrinkle" she now discovers that she has to make choices...See this! It is revealing in the strength of the super power of telling the truth!
The lead is horrendous; her character is grumpy without any redeeming qualities. The good news is that she's so bad that you know it can't be her real personality.