Removal (2010)





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A man struggling with his sanity is being pushed to the brink by visions of violence and death in this psychological thriller from first time director Nick Simon. Cole (Mark Kelly) is a guy wrestling with more than his share of troubles -- after losing his white collar job, he's been reduced to working for a cleaning service and has developed a dependence on pain medication that causes him to hallucinate, all of which is putting a serious strain on his marriage. Cole also hasn't felt especially stable since he saw his friend Eric (Billy Burke) murder his family and then turn the gun on himself. Near the end of a busy week, Cole's boss persuades him to take on one more assignment: Henry Sharpe (Oz Perkins) is a wealthy man who wants his mansion cleaned before he shows it to prospective buyers. While it would normally take a small crew a few days to fully clean the big house, Henry offers Cole $5,000 in cash to do the job in one night. That's more than Cole can afford to turn down, but over the course of the night Henry keeps dropping hints that something sinister has happened in his mansion, and Cole isn't sure if he's cleaning up a murder scene or letting his imagination get the better of him again. Removal also features Elliott Gould, Emma Caulfield and Kelly Brook.
R (for violence/bloody images and language)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Grindstone Entertainment

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Critic Reviews for Removal

All Critics (1)

While his name isn't as instantly accessible as his costars, Mark Kelly carries this movie from beginning to end and holds his own well against perhaps more charismatic but ultimately less-deep performances.

Full Review… | January 18, 2012

Audience Reviews for Removal

Directed by: Nick Simon Starring: Billy Burke, Mark Kelly, Oz Perkins and Emma Caulfield. Plain and simple. A person will either like this film or not. I did. I felt when watching the movie it was hard not to get the creeps. The atmosphere was a bit strange and actually humourous in a tense sort of way. It was predictable and did delve into the mental illness category, but all in all it was OK. Oz Perkins (Henry) made my skin crawl. Mark Kelly was mediocre as Cole. Every time I looked at him on the screen I wanted to give him a shave.

Beau Söderström
Beau Söderström

Not a bad thriller, clever story and keeps you entertained. The major problem is uneven acting, the "mansion owner" was just horrid (I realize he co-wrote the script, but he should stick to screenwriting).

Gabriel Knight
Gabriel Knight

Seriously? This was not worth the watch. It was a complete and total waste of time. I gave it a 1 Star simply because some poor moron spent his money putting it together.

Dan Garrison
Dan Garrison

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