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Already Dead (2007)

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Concept: You'd like revenge, does it matter on who?

Architect Ron Elard is at the peak of his career when his son is killed and his wife attacked. Not long afterwards, the police officer in charge of the investigation comes to tell him that he is being reassigned: the case is being effectively dropped.

Obviously, Elard is not too happy with this, and after hitting the policeman, is sent to a therapist, Christopher Plummer. What he really needs, says Plummer, is to be in the same room as the man who killed his son, and he knows a way to make that happen…

What's good: All the acting is fine.

What starts out in Hostel territory gets a bit more interesting (I say that as a fan of the first two in that series).

What's not so good: .. but not much more.

I'm not so keen on the opening, which is a mix of Elard going to the meeting and flashbacks set up to make you think he's dropping off a ransom payment. The escape is all standard stuff, and 'two people who have to trust each other' aspect has been done much, much better.

Music: OK.

Miscellany:

Overall: It's nearly good, but it fails to make the best of the situation.

The question of just how much Christopher Plummer knows is not a surprise.

TL;DR A missed opportunity

Film: 2.5/5
DVD: 3/5

Trailer plus plenty of deleted scenes… and for once not all of them should have been cut.

Written by Ian

November 2nd, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Posted in Cinema,DVDs

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