Stash House Reviews
The plot is simple yet not entirely well thought out either. A young couple buy a large house (which seems completely out of their league frankly) and are just about to move in. After some snooping they find a huge quantity of heroine stashed away (oh STASH house I get it hehehehehe), almost immediately the criminals that own the drugs turn up and start to terrorise them.
The thing is I still am not entirely sure what they are really trying to achieve. It turns out they don't want the drugs but are in fact after something else. Obviously I can't say but even when we do discover what they are after there is no real reason for it. There is naturally big dealings behind all this with big mob boss fat cats pulling the strings but the plot to me felt very shallow, almost as if its just an excuse to have some cool thriller action sequences inside a cool house/mansion.
Dolph turns in a good performance I must admit, he certainly has grown from his straight to DVD crapola he used to churn out. This film is a much better vehicle clearly with good production values and some care behind its creation. All the scenes look quite slick and moody with great lighting, the action gets pretty intense and bloody and the other lesser known cast do a good job (even though the female lead is really annoying when she cries).
Its not grade A stuff of course, there are issues here and there, the ending is particularly daft...tonnes of police at the scene yet no one is noticing what's going on by the ambulance? and where is the crew? Better than the fluff you might be expecting that's for sure but end of the day the whole plot makes no sense really. Why on earth didn't the criminals just do what they wanted to do before the house was sold?! it just seems like they give themselves a lot of hard work.
This movie is Panic Room all over again. But with a young couple.
It was over acted. Neither of them were able to act upset/cry.
Its hard to believe that someone got shot, but is able to function as if he didn't.
The criminals said and did the dumbest things; so it was hard to believe that they were any sort of threat.
It actually had some really good camera angles. I really liked the security cameras.
It was too dark, so at times it was hard to tell what was happening.
So you can talk to each other through the walls, but the neighbours can't hear a big explosion... sure.
There were a lot of conveniences with regards to items (the bike rack, the house warming gift, flash lights, ect).
The rain at the end was pathetic. It's one of the worst effects to use to add drama(?), especially if it's not done right.
I just can't give this movie any more credit that I already did; 0.2 is generous.
This seemed like a movie made by films students in their first year. It was supposed to be cool, but it turned out to be a mess.