Canary (2009)



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Director Alejandro Adams has crafted a darkly witty look at a time to come when the global health care market is even more chaotic than it is today. In this not-so-distant future, commercial brokering of human organs is a major growth industry, and Canary Industries is the leading firm in the business; with new ailments causing nearly a third of the American population to need an organ transplant, Canary have made a handsome profit getting folks the parts they need for the right price, and marketing and advertising executives with the company are looking at ways to make Canary even bigger. However, not everyone who agrees to pay for a fresh kidney, liver or heart is able to keep up the payments, and a mysterious woman who never speaks (Carla Pauli) is one of the agents working for Canary whose dirty job is to reclaim organs when their new owners default on their loans. Canary received its world premiere at the 2009 Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California.

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Micro in budget, macro in ambition, accomplishment, and scope, Adams's slyly withholding film prompts multiple viewings -- and deserves them.

Aug 4, 2009 | Full Review…

This second feature by Alejandro Adams (Around the Bay) confirms him as an arresting talent well worth perusal by fest and niche ancillary programmers.

Mar 13, 2009
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While the Chinese puzzle of plot doesn't fully justify the attention it demands of the audience, there is no doubting Adams' bravery, complex vision or talent.

Oct 9, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The direction could influence or be part of a new trend in filmmaking.

Jul 2, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After watching Canary, I think my mind may have exploded, since it was so purposely obscure.

Mar 23, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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