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Peacock (2009)


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Release Date: Jan 1, 2010 Wide



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A Nebraska bank clerk finds his tenuous grip on reality slipping after a freak train accident reveals his deepest secret to the entire community. John Skillpa (Cillian Murphy) is a reserved bank teller living in the tight-knit community of Peacock. He may live by himself, but he's never alone; John has two personalities. His alter ego is Emma, but Emma has always been a well-kept secret -- until now. When a passing caboose jumps the rails and comes slamming through John's backyard, the neighbors


Mystery & Suspense

Michael Lander, Ryan Roy

Apr 20, 2010


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While the film can't measure up to its psychologically bent scenario, it's still an intriguing choice at the local DVD store or on-demand service.

May 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Washington Times
Washington Times

A surprisingly effective (given its miniscule theatrical release) sub-Hitchcock thriller with an excellent cast,

April 24, 2010 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Peacock

Review TBC, although this has been one of the most infuriating endings I've ever had to endure.
April 15, 2011
It's a shame that this film was a direct-to-DVD relase, becaue, it really deserves a lot more recognition. This small, quiet indie psychological drama/thriller tells the story of a quiet man who prefers to keep to himself. When a train derailment happens in his backyard, his world is forever changed once some deep secrets start to reveal themselves to the public.

The performances, writing, art/direction. set design, and camera work are all fantastic. Not a whole lot really happens in this film, yet there is a pervasive mood of dread, uneasiness and tension throughout. This is a rather creepy film, made all the more potent by the fact that everything about the main character seems (key word) to be so plain and unremarkable.

Cillian Murphy has a challenging job, and he pulls it off well. It is a really remarkable, haunting performance. Ellen Page (complete with a fun little accent) is also quite good in a nicely nuanced and underplayed role as a troubled young mother who can shed some light into the life of Murphy's John. The rest of the cast, including veterans Susan Sarandon, Keith Carradine, as well as Bill Pullman and Josh Lucas, are also terrific.

The less you really know about this film, the better (probably). Part of the joy of watching it, and getting the full impact, is letting the plot unfold without really knowing what to expect, or knowing what happens before it does. Again, give this one a chance. It really deserves it.
April 2, 2011
Chris Weber

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I enjoyed this film for what it was. It had a very Hitchcock vibe, and Cillian Murphy did a great job. The movie built some suspense very well, and certainly had a creepy vibe throughout. However, it is one of those films that you wished went a different direction with its story. Granted, the toil between the two personalities (Emma & John) in one person was intriguing, but I couldn't help but feel like it would have been considerably better if it had a little more "meat" to it. The acting, and intriguing character study, saved what's other-wise a mediocre film.
April 2, 2011

Super Reviewer

Cillian Murphy second tranny movie, this time he's even more convincing as a woman. The movie itself is very interesting, having a lot to do with what happened before the start of the story put on screen. It's kind've like Psycho without any killing, which I really liked. Instead of becoming a psychopath as Emma, John is more sane and well adjusted. While it doesn't exactly win you over 100%, this is just so interesting that you can't stop watching.
August 9, 2010

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