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Tell No One
8 years ago Alex's wife was MURDERED. Today... she e-mailed him.
A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Apparently this was going to be a Hollywood film first, but director Canet convinced the author of the novel it is based on that he should direct it. Thank God he did, I fear we would otherwise have missed out on one of the best thrillers of the last ten years.
This film is perfectly scripted and fantastically acted. It starts with a familiar conceit, but by slowly feeding you pieces of an intricate puzzle it manages to keep your interests peeked and your curiosity satisfied. The characters are fleshed out really well and they feel real and that helps lift this thriller, which at its heart feels more like a love story, with its head and shoulders firmly above its peers.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Perfectly contructed story, you stay puzzled until the end.
Also a beautiful story AND it has some good action scenes.
What else do you want? ;)
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"A paediatrician was the prime suspect when his wife was murdered some years previously. Two more bodies have just been discovered, the police are again interested in him and then he receives an email from his dead wife...
The first time I saw this (July '08) I found it much too complicated to make a satisfying film; although I didn't remember most of what had happened, this time I found that the layers of truth and untruth, the twists and turns made a great film."
This was pretty fucking great. A tad too complex, some scenes dragged and I was unsure of who some of the female characters were and how they related to the Main Character.
Aside from that, it was gripping, tense, tender and exciting. I really, really liked it. (on a rewatch I might even come to love it).
An exceptionally good thriller.
This incredibly effective French thriller feels very much like something hitchcock might make today. It's protagonist, played by François Cluzet who carries the whole movie, is an everyman who's wife is brutally murdered. 8 years later the case is reopened and he becomes the prime suspect. This unfolds into a complex web of corruption and cover ups that feel believable and rarely forced.
While it would be completely unnecessary, the format of the film makes it pretty much guaranteed for an American remake within the next 5 years. I'll be very surprised if that doesn't happen. Do yourself a favor and check this out before it stars George Clooney.
Χιτσκοκικού ύφους γαλλικό θρίλερ.Μάστορας ο Γκιγιόμ Κανέ. Εκεί που πήγα να πω οτί το φινάλε είναι κάπως αδέξιο, βγάζει το λαγό από το καπέλο και μ' έκανε να πω "είσαι ωραίος ρε". Οι U2 παίζουν ρόλο στην εξέλιξη του έργου. Οπότε όλα σούπερ.
This is a film that has everything.
While not perfect, Tell No One is a very good example of a well-crafted and solidly entertaining thriller.
I went into this expecting great things after reading stellar reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and hearing a couple of my friends talk about how much they liked it.
There was much about it to like. The characters were sympathetic and believable and as the mystery started to build, I felt completely engaged.
Ultimately, though, I found it rather contrived and had a difficult time suspending my disbelief. The final reveal didn't pack enough of a punch to justify the 2-hour commitment I'd made to a slow-burn thriller.
Worth a watch, but not as good as the hype suggests.
Tell everyone.... This one is awesome...
An inventive and well-constructed mystery thriller that consistently intrigues without ever veering too far into pulp. A few too many answers pile up at the end for the resolution to be completely satisfying, but overall, I really enjoyed the ride.
Tell No One is a Foreign Thriller about a man whose wife was murdered 8 years ago but he starts to receive emails from her claiming to be still alive. The film has lots of twists and turns and is actually pretty interesting. Could be a good one to check out..
Nicely done french thriller. I love François Cluzet, he has Dustin Hoffman type of charisma and maybe even better actor skills. The story is great, unpredictable and original. Time well spent.
If you liked Gone Baby Gone and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, you will probably like this: tense, emotional, well-paced and slickly executed thriller, based on a novel, beautifully shot, nice locations, great music. Not much more to it than that.
Probably not one I'd be particularly desperate to watch again due to the whodunnit/mystery nature of the beast, but it's really nicely put together and definitely worth a look. +1000 points for featuring Lilac Wine by Jeff Buckley, a song I was obsessing over already before I saw this, thanks. It's used really effectively here.
Oh, has some good nudity right at the beginning (since it is a French film I thought I'd rate the nudity, pourquoi pas, eh?)
Also features one of the best on-foot chase sequences I've ever seen I think, excellent bit of IRL Frogger/IRL GTA action.
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