Long Drawn Out Film, July 5, 2013
'Complicity' may have been a great book, but the film leaves something to be desired, it drags at times. There are great performances by the actors, but the film lost my interest midway. I forced myself to finish viewing the film so I would know what is was all about.
Cameron Colley, played superbly by Jonny Lee Miller, is a journalist for a Caledonian newspaper. He is an anti-hero, using illegal drugs and sleeping with his best friend's wife. Within the story of Cameron's personal life there are a series of murders of well known men of questionable character.
Cameron, looking for a big story, follows leads given to him by a Mr Archer, a man who calls him with clues to these murders. He becomes too involved in the murders and the police start asking questions. Gratuitous sex scenes, so not applicable for anyone under 18.
This was a convoluted and complex film that lost my interest partway through. I am an Iain Banks fan, but somehow missed this particular novel.
Read the book, skip the film. prisrob 07-05-13