dir Clay Eide • scr Todd Bulman|
with Joe Reynolds, Jay Underwood, Margot Demeter, Suzanne Carney, John Durbin, Joel Jahnke, Rick Copp
release St Louis Film Fest Nov.00
awards American Independent Award--Seattle 99; Best Debut Performance (Reynolds)--Chicago Alternative Fest 99
|Review by Rich Cline|
Skilfully building the tension and twisting the inter-relationships, Eide stylishly guides us through the story, drawing out revelatory performances and keeping things tightly focussed on the matter at hand: the heist in which, we know from the start, everything will go horribly wrong. As we discover key details about the characters, we begin to see where the tale is going to twist. And the cast is up to the challenge, nicely bringing out the script's clever touches. It's all perhaps a bit too slow at times, and it lacks both a telling depth and the big surprise we keep expecting to leap out from around the next corner. But it's still a thoroughly engaging little thriller with the ability to chill us to the bone.
[themes, language, adult situations, violence] 11.Nov.00
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