A Show of Force Reviews
It's just boring really for the most part, it never feels like it's trying to do anything other than tick boxes for the genre and re-enact a story word-for-word like a documentary. It's the quintessential bad true-events film where something with endless possibility and emotional depth (in this case the Cerro Marravilla murders) is turned into a bland, emotionless film that manages to take away any reality from a serious event and turns it into an extended soap opera, and a bad one at that.
What's worse is that this film is only loosely based on real events- it cheaply takes elements and adds them to a mind-numbingly bad script leaving the viewer
wondering why they are even watching it and not reading up about the actual events and getting a more thought-provoking and generally less-time-wasting experience.
If there's a point to be addressed and a film uses a true event to make that point then, whether it succeeds or not, it should be treated with respect but when, as is the case here, a sad event is used to make a movie simply for profit and without any emotional gravity then at the very least the movie better be damn good. This one isn't.
Thank God for Kevin Spacey's hair then.