A Hitchcockian Web of Thrilling Deceit
(That’s Almost Instantly Forgettable)
On the one hand, you gotta give credit to director Julius Ramsay for stitching together a nifty little crime thriller that’s pretty much lifted from Hitchcock’s line of work; a simplistic story about a married couple who hit a man with their car, which is connected to a bag of money, which is connected to a dirty detective, who’s connected to the sister, and yada yada yada, murder, lies, betrayal, etc.
The problem with a movie as clever as Midnighters is that it’s assembled from parts based on all kinds of movies we’ve seen before. Hitchcock is obviously a huge influence, which is cute and all in 2018, but…