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Butterfly on a Wheel
Lives will be broken
A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Butterfly on a Wheel is a mostly decent thriller, highlighted by solid performances and a good atmosphere, but ruined by uneven writing and a dreadful ending. I would say it had two plot twists: the first one worked really well and it made a lot of sense; and the second one felt like a last-minute idea (well, literally it was revealed at the last minute) and it was too unbelievable and unnecessarily tricky.
Had the acting been bad, it would have been a complete mess because the writing was not precisely good. Nonetheless, I enjoyed most of it but I really hated, hated the story's conclusion.
Weak and superficial "thriller". I lost count how many times I rolled my eyes out of boredom. This is the worst performance of Gerard Butler I've seen but to be honest the script is pretty bad to work with. Then again Pierce Brosnan as the baddy seems to be having more fun and puts in a "better" performance. All in all this film is truly forgettable.
Brosnan kidnaps Butler and his missus and threatens to kill their daughter if they don't do what he says. Intresting thriller.
Brosnan always makes for an effective baddie. This film looks good, but is wafer thin.
Già visto, con il classico colpo di scena finale. Pierce Brosnan è l'unica nota positiva; delude invece Gerard Butler.
I first learned of this movie when I found it in a Redbox kiosk. It had me at Pierce Brosnan and Maria Bello, and I didn't even look at the synopsis. Including one viewing with the feature commentary by director Mike Barker and writer William Morrissey, I think this makes my fourth viewing. Even knowing what happens - and why - I was able to become caught up in it again tonight.
I can understand why some viewers found it disappointing, particularly coming out (as we're reminded in the trailers when the DVD opens) amid the Saw series. The stakes here aren't gruesome. No one is forced to choose between their own limbs, or chew through their own ankle, or…
Pretty predictable. It tried to be a good movie but it didn't succeeded, it's okay though, we appreciate the effort.
Arrrrrg. I’m going to sue that guy that recommended this movie… Ha ha… just kidding aside, this film is in a way enjoyable, if one is into trashing off bad, bad movies in one’s free time. It could be tremendously fun to make mean comments on Pierce Brosnan’s accent and the horribly written script.
SHATTERED, which was known as BUTTERFLY ON A WHEEL [a reference to Alexander Pope's "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot"], is probably the best straight-to-DVD feature distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment so far. This pretty entertaining thriller/mystery was definitely made for the movie theatres, but something must have happened along the way for it to end up straight on a disc. It's too bad because this film has a lot of star power, who bring good performances to make an implausible situation actually seem believable.
- Citizen Kane
- Battle Royale
- Falling Down
- Don't Look Now
- Silent Hill
- Horrors of Spider Island
- Eyes Without a Face
- Die Hard
- Star Trek Into Darkness
- Back to the Future
- Star Trek: First Contact
- Jailhouse Rock
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