Friday, 20 July 2007


Director: Mikael Håfström (Ondskan / Evil, Strandvaskaren / Drowning Ghost, )
Cast: Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Melissa George
USA, 2005

Seen: April 20, 2007 on TMN

Reason to see: it was available on TMN on demand, I enjoy most of the actors in it

I will preface this by saying I did not watch the whole movie. It's been a while since I've actually turned a film off or better said that a film turned me off. I watched the first hour but after which it was clear that there were leading up to scenes that would contain sexual violence, for which I have little to no tolerance for, especially in 'thrillers'. I don't know who that thrills, and I don't think I want to.

Overall, I found the story a little implausible and I did not believe any of the words that Jennifer Aniston's character said would ever be said by a woman.

That being said, it did successfully create, maintain and build an great amount of sense of tension. For that I would have to give it some credit.

Warnings: Sexual violence

Shannon's Overall View:
I turned it off
I would not watch it again
I would not recommend it

This film goes under my list of "Non-Reviews"

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© Shannon Ridler, 2007

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'll admit that it's been a while since I've seen this so details are a little shady but I remember not caring much for the film the first time around. Not only because it was implausible but I just didn't care for any of the characters.

That said, I've recently added it to my Zip list for a second visit, on the merits of the director alone. I'm hopeful that maybe something will trigger that was missed the first time.

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