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Critic Reviews for Danika
a jumpy little psychological thriller that plays like a nonstop anxiety-attack.
Imagine the little kid from The Sixth Sense as a frazzled stay-at-home mom played by Marisa Tomei.
It just doesn't really have much to say, and the ending makes what little one does invest in it utterly irrelevant.
The message is unexplored and eventually buried under an avalanche of cheap shock tactics and pointlessly dizzying visuals.
This film has enough sporadic scares and psychological tension throughout to entertain a Friday night crowd but a more sophisticate audience may not give it the chance.
Audience Reviews for Danika
This is a movie one must pay close attention to but wouldn't mind, because it is very captivating. This is a convoluted story (not in a bad way), because it is like being in the mind of a schizophrenic. It allows the viewer to see the hallucinations, the paranoia, and the altered reality one would expect from someone with this mental illness. The story twists and turns and does not wrap up in a nice pretty picture. Tomei does a wonderful job interpreting this illness for us, and the supporting cast does a good job keeping up with her.
I thought my 700th review on this here website would have been something a little more significant, but no, instead it's just low budget thriller flick. But to be honest, I didn't dislike this movie at all, it's ok at best. I really wanted to hate this movie, but something about it intrigued me and I'm not sure what it was. Though, unlike The Signal which had a $50,000, this movie SCREAMS low-budget and the budget of this film was estimated to be $5,000,000 so yea. It just looks and feels like a low-budget thriller, there's nothing fancy about the cinematography, the setting, the costume design. With that said, like I said, there's something about this movie that intrigued me and it held my attention. It also helps that this movie is like 75 minutes long, so it's a movie that's easy to watch. Marisa Tomei has definitely improved to the point where she's actually a really good actress and she really tries her best here and it sort of raises the movie a level higher than it would have been otherwise. But her character is unlikeable and the dialogue she's given is poor. Therefore, no matter how hard Marisa tried, this movie is still OK. But then again, that's still better than I expected. Plus it helped I watched this movie, again, free On Demand, so I wasn't offended by it because I didn't have to pay for it. So I can't really recommend it, but there's worse ways to spend 75 minutes (IE: Watching Frankenstein 1994 version).
It was hard to explain both What I Enjoyed and Hated about "Danika". I am not a Horror, Scary, Premontion entrapenuer, but a Lethargic Enity in this Film Genre. That's one reason why I might have ebjoned, and loathed it unlike many others that have been passed into theathers. It surpassed my expectations , although I saw It cause Marisa Tomie made the prewiews so enticing, that I'm surprised to all those that did see the preview for "Danika", Didn't see the film.. I strongly Reccomend you atleast try to grasp the film's Intentions, and Atleast give it a shot. I am sure, you will not recieve or get what you think or thought you would.
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