7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
something very different,
This review is from: Arlington Road [DVD]  (DVD)
I went to see this film with no expectations at all. It was one of those nights where there was nothing else on so we decided to give it a go.
I left the cinema in complete shock. I've never watched a film that builds up the suspense so much and delivers such an ending.
Jeff Bridges is excellent as the paranoid professor of terrosism at the local college who blames the FBI for the death of his wife.
Tim Robins delivers a menacing performance as the guy next door who slowly manipulates bridges.
The story gives a unique insight into terrorism and fanatism in the states and how the FBI's explanations of events sometimes simply don't fit.
The real star of the film though is the twist. Like all good endings - you'll be going back to see did it all fit together. This one does and its done very well.
Its a film that has a huge impact on its first viewing - subsequent viewings don't quite have the same value but its definetely worth a look