Sunday, February 1, 2009

Some movies I sat through...

Reservation Road(2007)- **. The accidental hit-and-run death of a young boy sends a father over the edge. Overwrought and underwritten, this tries to cover too many bases and misses on almost all accounts. Cast works hard to make us care while leading to an abrupt, unsatisfying conclusion.

The Laughing Policeman(1973)- ***1/2. Investigation of a mass murder takes the police force into the city's seamy underbelly. The kind of tough cop movie prevalent in the 70s, where every character ('good' or 'bad') has a dark,or in this case kinky, side.

Save the Green Planet(2003)- ***. Wild, over the top, bloody fun. Misfit kidnaps businessman convinced that he's an alien. Varies in tone, especially towards the end, but definitely worth checking out.

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