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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Messed Up!
This movie does not seem to be available to buy as a region 2 Uk release. Shame.

It is actually a pretty good horror/crime thriller film. First of all, John Cusack! He is always awesome and here is no exception, he gives a great performance as usual. You may also recognise Jennifer Carpenter who plays Dexter's sister Deborah, and Sonya Walger (Lost,...
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2.0 out of 5 stars IT WAS A DARK SEDAN
Gary (Dallas Roberts) has a hobby. He kidnaps prostitutes and impregnates them. He also kills a "pre-op transgender prostitute." (The best surprise is no surprise.) Mike Fletcher (John Cusack) and Kelsey Walker (Jennifer Carpenter) are two Buffalo detectives assigned to find the missing girls. This is not a who-dun-it. We see the culprit. The first part of the film...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Messed Up!, 17 Jun 2013
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This movie does not seem to be available to buy as a region 2 Uk release. Shame.

It is actually a pretty good horror/crime thriller film. First of all, John Cusack! He is always awesome and here is no exception, he gives a great performance as usual. You may also recognise Jennifer Carpenter who plays Dexter's sister Deborah, and Sonya Walger (Lost, FlashForward).

I do not want to give too much away. If you do get the chance to see this, it is not your standard killer-thriller. The bad guy actually wants to create life, not end it, however his means of doing so are unsavoury to say the least. To start with I did think this was just going to be a normal slasher flick. I was so wrong!

You may know from near the beginning who the bad guy is, but that does not stop the tension. It takes awhile before his motive becomes completely clear, and when the twist became clear, I did think, "oh yeah, that is kind of obvious", but because I was not looking for it, it still came as a big surprise.

I just watched it for the second time and enjoyed it just as much. I realise I have not gone in to much detail, but I feel this film is best watched with as little info as possible so that the twist is not ruined. I really enjoyed it, it is totally messed up and weird, and all the things I like about horror movies, hopefully in the future it will get a proper UK dvd and blu ray release so more people can see it. If you do see it I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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2.0 out of 5 stars IT WAS A DARK SEDAN, 28 April 2013
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Gary (Dallas Roberts) has a hobby. He kidnaps prostitutes and impregnates them. He also kills a "pre-op transgender prostitute." (The best surprise is no surprise.) Mike Fletcher (John Cusack) and Kelsey Walker (Jennifer Carpenter) are two Buffalo detectives assigned to find the missing girls. This is not a who-dun-it. We see the culprit. The first part of the film establishes character and dysfunctional relationships. When Abby (Mae Whitman), Mike's prostitute looking daughter, becomes the latest missing victim, Mike crosses the line to find her.

First off, I love John Cusack, but he is no Liam Neeson. This doesn't have the action level or intensity of "Taken", or even "Taken 2." We watch as Mike tries to locate his daughter as well as we see his daughter being "cared for," so there is no feel of urgency for the audience as there is for Mike who is trying to piece things together. There is also a flashback sequence that pops up from time to time. This ties to a twist which made the film er, um...silly.

The movie is a "B" grade crime/drama/thriller. Might work as a rental. Soundtrack played "Shuffle off to Buffalo" for no apparent reason other than the fact it has the word "Buffalo" in it. Fairly lame.

Parental Guide: F-bombs, sex?, no nudity.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 2 Feb 2014
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Worth a watch. Something abit different although slightly predictable. Would of been much happier if I could of purchased on region 2.
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