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Perfectly Decent Thriller
on 31 August 2007
Aside from the odd gap in logic and a style cribbed somewhat from such films as Saw and Memento,this is a compact(85 mins)and well drawn ensemble piece.
Five men wake up in a secure warehouse in the desert all unable to comprehend just why they are there and who of the others they can trust.Fragments of their recent past flit through their consciousness but is it fact or fiction?
Some characters get backstory,some don't but the script nevertheless draws you in.Performances are solid throughout from a pretty good cast- Jim Cavaziel and Greg Kinnear in particular-Simon Brand's direction stays this side of overbearing and Angelo Milli's haunting score is appropriately tense.
Derivative for sure but put up against Saw(a one trick pony and c*** acting to boot)this stands up pretty well for those who like their thrills through realistic tension and not just by shocks for the simple minded.