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Overlooked noir gem,
This review is from: WaZ [DVD] (DVD)
"WDeltaZ" is the victim of bad marketing. Being compared to "Seven" and "Saw", it had to fail. And the slogan "Is this the most violent film ever?" suggests an orgy of violence and blood.
This is NOT one of the modern ultra-violent movies that try their best to gross you out. Admittedly, there are a few disturbing and gory scenes, but they are not in there for their own sake, they are necessary tools for clarifying characters and motivations.understanding of characters and motivations. "WDeltaZ" is a noir police film as well as a drama about guilt and redemption, or crime and punishment if you will, with a chilling atmosphere and great actors, all of whom are in fine form. There is just one aspect that prevents it from being or becoming a true classic of the genre - all the clues to solving the puzzle are given away in the first act, so that the rest of the movie boils down to just stopping the killer. Apart from that, it's thrilling entertainment.
If you are a fan of Stellan Skarsgard, Melissa George, or Selma Blair, you should seriously consider buying this underappreciated movie.