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2.0 out of 5 stars not that great really...., 12 Jan 2009
This review is from: Jericho Mansions [2003] [DVD] (DVD)
I like to buy the odd random low budget movie every now and again - true most of them dont warrant a second veiwing but every now and again you find a little gem....

...however this wasnt one.

Similar themes to the Machinist are used here - lonely man trapped in mundane lifestyle doesn't really know who he is - until he finds out he is suspected of murder and begins to question if it is actually himself who did the killings....

it follows usual thriller traits - providing potential alabi's for a few people who didnt like victim. And has a decent explanation and twist at the end....however it just isnt handled very well, it very much lacks the aspect you get in well produced films where you dont realise these people are actors reading lines form a script - the performances are ok - but dont really convince you and the characters lack and charisma, however at numerous times you can tell these people are in a set with people all around them "acting" - rather than being so abosrbed in the film that you forget you are looking through a camera lens, you can tell it is "staged".

in the hands of better directors and producers it may have been more entertaining, but doesnt engage you enough - it has all the typical thriller elements, but doesnt quite pull it off...

It is watchable and worth a second veiwing - but by no means left me reeling or thinking about it afterwards.

worth a pound anyway - but i suspect, like me, after a 2nd vewing it will be on amazon to be sold soon!
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