The Kovak Box Reviews
(2007) The Kovak Affair
SCIENCE-FICTION THRILLER/ HORROR
Straight to rental movie about a well renown author Daivid Norton(Timothy Hutton) goes to an island for a small lecture until his wife gets herself killed by jumping off a balcony concluding by authorities that she's commited suicide. It's later learned that it had something to do with David's very first novel about a micro chip which can control peoples unnormal behavior to doing the most rationalist thing such as taking your own life. An idea talked about in his novel but made into reality. I was somewhat intrigued by the premised only to leave with some unanswered questions such as how much does the police know about this and how come the micro chip in the back of the neck wasn't caught earlier during a police autopsy for instance as well as how many people are involved with this experiment and so on! This film is also too far fetched to have really make the antaogonists plans happened perfectly as well as not all the accomplices weren't caught! This film could've been better!
2 out of 4
Timothy Hutton está razoável.
In THE KOVAK BOX, Hutton plays a best-selling author attending a writer's convention... who's suddenly surrounded by suicides, including that of his own fiance. Naturally, he needs to know what's going on.
THE KOVAK BOX is a low-tech, sci-fi movie that tends to deal more with the human mind and the realities of perception that we are capable of producing for ourselves... than with space travel, robots or time travel.
THE KOVAK BOX has a lot of style and flair mixed with a decent amount of tension and a plot that elaborates on the concept of mind control in ways that are reminiscent of... (but not seen since) 1977's TELEFON starring Charles Bronson... or even 1962's MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE with Sinatra and Harvey.
Filmed entirely in Europe, with European casts and crew... once you get over everybody's accents... THE KOVAK BOX becomes a very effective little "direct-to-DVD" sci-fi/ drama...