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Lansdown (2002)

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One man's jealousy snowballs into an increasingly bloody chain of events in this dark independent comedy-drama. Gustaf (D.W. Warren) is a second-rate private eye who is hired by Jake (Paul Shields) to find out if his wife Lexi (Jennifer Carlson) has been cheating on him. It doesn't take long for Gustaf to find out that Lexi is indeed sleeping with another man, and he provides Jake with both photos and tape recordings of Lexi's noisy (and slightly kinky) sexual liaisons with her lover Pat (Chris Stewart). Jake, understandably upset, asks Gustaf to kill Pat; but Gustaf isn't interested in getting involved with something quite so risky, instead hiring a small-time thug named Gendhi (Patrick Louis) to do the dirty work. Gendhi farms out the job to Hector (Chris Baran) and Benny (Marc Krinsky), a pair of muscle-headed brothers whose talent for violence exceeds their common sense. Hector and Benny arrive at Pat's workplace only to discover that he hasn't arrived yet; instead, they're confronted by Pat's excitable boss, and before long two of Pat's co-workers are dead, with Pat still not on the scene and very much alive. Despite this, Hector and Benny insist that Jake pay them their fee, and Jake decides he'd rather see the boys dead than give them any more of his money. Lansdown was named Best First Feature at the 2001 Cinequest San Jose Film Festival.

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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

Everyone's comic imagination runs out way too early.

July 22, 2002

At 80 minutes, Lansdown still feels padded, visually lazy.

July 19, 2002

Though there's a thin noir line between lust and hate, Lansdown delivers nothing to stir the passions of filmgoers one way or the other.

July 19, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A well-crafted, beautifully composed budget gem [that] sets it sights on the thin veneer of poise and professionalism we associate with the white-collar world.

September 12, 2002 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Zuber's clever debut feature is a noir/thriller with comedic flair. It is, in fact, darkly hysterical.

July 19, 2002 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Mom always said if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say it. So, um, Lansdown has a pretty good score by Atli Orvarsson

July 18, 2002

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