Reviewed Jun 11, 2012
Adam Cook’s review:
Letterboxd Festival 4
It's a real shame Brad Anderson's career hasn't gone in more interesting directions since the solid Session 9 and The Machinist because this, just like his latest film, was pretty poor. Hitchcock is obviously the major reference point but the film feels like an amalgamation of bits from far better movies clumsily stitched together. The whole thing was rather dull and predictable until you get to the final third which was a cop out and made me dislike the film even more.
The location has plenty of potential but is largely wasted and it never makes good use of the foreboding landscape. The performances are passable with Mortimer being the one genuine bright spot but they deserved better material than this.