Intrigo: Death of an Author Reviews

May 10, 2020
Intrigo: Death of an Author tells its story in a frustratingly complex and unrewarding manner even if its performances and cinematography are exceptional.
May 8, 2020
Slow-moving, convoluted, and chilly, this mystery (based on a novel by Swedish author Hakan Nesser) has the right ingredients, but it frequently feels disconnected, and it doesn't completely click.
January 20, 2020
An overwrought, dull and undercooked thriller stuffed with too many characters and not enough suspense and intrigue.
January 18, 2020
This is a movie that really wants to be a film noir, but doesn't respect the conventions of that genre in order to make it a decent one.
January 17, 2020
Despite some clever twists, these intercut stories bog down in dense narration and tangled perspective, diminishing the emotional impact.
January 17, 2020
This film tells us that the gulf between what we want to know and what we can know may never be illuminated.
January 16, 2020
Perhaps when it comes to intricately strategized stories involving writers and their output, their telling would ultimately have been better served by the reader's imagination.
January 16, 2020
The stagings are stilted; the relations between the conflicted characters never catch fire.
January 15, 2020
A narrative puzzle that proves tiresome in the solving.
January 13, 2020
The film evinces neither the visceral pleasures of noir nor the precision to uncover deeper thematic resonances.