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Critic Reviews for Wrecked
Asked to convey a wide spectrum of emotional tones like confusion, shock, sadness, anger and oh, look out for the mountain lion, Brody does all he can to hold the screen.
Adrien Brody once again proves he's got enough onscreen appeal to carry a decent thriller.
It's a tribute to Adrien Brody that Wrecked works as a modestly compelling thriller, since there's almost nothing to see but Brody himself.
In all those empty blockbusters, the big screen swells pointlessly; at least in these narrow spaces it shrinks with a real purpose. Far better the tight squeeze than the big bloat.
Secured by Brody's committed performance, the feature-length debut of director Michael Greenspan has the stable definition of a one-act play, and only falls apart when the plot starts to repeat itself
Audience Reviews for Wrecked
Adrien Brody awakens battered and bloody, trapped in a car wreck on an isolated mountainside with no memory of who he is or how he got there. In a similar vein to 127 Hours and Buried, Wrecked is very much a one man show as Brody is essentially alone for the vast majority of the film. Being a fan of his though, I don't have a problem with this idea but the initially intriguing crime thriller premise hinting at a shady past and potential vengeance-based drama never materialises. Instead we have Adrien Brody stuck in a car for half an hour, followed by Adrien Brody crawling through some woods for a further hour, and that's pretty much it. More a wilderness survival drama than crime thriller, Wrecked is well acted and nicely shot in some attractive locations but the pay off at the end when you discover what happened is just not strong enough to make for a satisfying experience. There's not a lot wrong with it; it's just a little too insubstantial.
It`s well-crafted and mind-bending at times but dose not really satisfy or intrigue as it should. Theres no real bare bones to the piece and looks to be more man vs. nature than vs. self. Brody does give a good performance with what he has, not one of hise best performances but not his worst either.
3 3/4's stars actually...Apparently not for everyone. This film, to me, is a classic example of a good story with outstanding acting that makes for a good viewing experience. No need for expensive special effects when the delivery is so well done. Adrien Brody has become a favorite actor of mine, and this film is a very good example why...he is wonderful. This is a movie with a simple story, and enough ambiguity, to keep you watching all the way to the end. The fact that you don't know how it will end, till it ends, makes it worth while...
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