- An excellent mystery/thriller that will keep you gripped from start to finish. 3/30/2012 12:00:00 AM by jcollins-331-153086
This film is a web release movie only, which is probably the reason why there is hardly any information about it plus zero reviews.
I watched this last night as it was premiering on Sky Movies, The fact that I knew nothing about the film was the reason why I wanted to watch it....so I had no preconceived ideas about what to expect. I have decided to write this short review as I cannot find any-other reviews out there and I believe this film needs to watched.
I'm not going to go into any detail about what happens as I think it would spoil the enjoyment, but what I will say is that it's a very good film indeed. It starts well (well enough to keep me watching, as my patience with films these days runs very thin) and ends strongly indeed. It's tense, gripping and enthralling. I was enjoying this film so much that halfway through I began to worry that the ending would be a letdown, it certainly wasn't, if anything it goes up another gear. It's very rare these days that the endings of films live up to the rest of the film, however,in this case it certainly did....and then some.
The cast is extremely strong, it would be wrong of me to highlight a particular performance as all principal actors/actress were on top form. I would like to say though that Dominic Monaghan particularly stood out for me as I have never seen him play this type of character before.
Apologies for the vague review but I don't want to give anything away as i believe too much information would dampen your enjoyment.
- Superbly crafted crime drama 4/2/2012 12:00:00 AM by perkypops
Inon Shampanier's film about The Millionair Tour, a rip which targets a loaded tourist into visits to as many ATMs before cards max out, is not just clever, it is constructed is such a way as you will guess what is going on many times before you guess right. The screenplay is riveting, sharp, and superbly acted in the largely claustrophobic setting of a cab.
At first I thought we may be in for a re-run of Collateral but this film betters that by giving us four people going on a ride in which the scenery is less important than the conversation. There is deep psychology at work here not just in the dialogue but in the body language, the slight inflexions, the looks, the underlying story which is revealed to us piece by piece, and it is all original and crafted to keep you on your toes. You cannot know the twists without knowing what the plan is and that is why this film delivers feigned punches as often as it delivers knock out blows.
Gomez, Monaghan, Bruckner and Vescio perform superbly in their respective roles revealing flaws in character as easily as we want to spot them, and it is only by the very end of the film you will know who is fooling who. Go see it for it is one of the best movies I have seen in a long while.
- Slick, Taut Thriller 4/2/2012 12:00:00 AM by richard-810
Like the other IMDb reviewers, I spotted this on a UK satellite channel and gave it a try. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend it (if you can see it). An excellent cast - only four main characters - but is a very tense thriller, fast paced, good direction and featuring a confidence trick plot. I'll not say any more as I certainly don't want to spoil it for anyone but it has some really good twists right to the end. One of those movies that you know is going to have a surprise at the end but when it came was not the one that I had guessed or was expecting.
The only problem then is how and where to see it? I've already said it's available on UK satellite channels and I see that it is 'Internet release only'. I assume this is the US? If so, it's real shame that a well made movie like this with a good cast and excellent story is not more widely available. I'm no expert on the economics of the movie industry but this deserves to be seen and enjoyed by a wider audience.
- A suspense movie with a twist! 8/12/2012 12:00:00 AM by mhughes03
I think it's fair to say that the vast majority of people like a suspense movie, and just as many people like a movie with a twist... And this has both!
From the beginning and throughout the movie kept me on the edge of my seat, constantly making me question what was the truth and what was fiction. The actors make it seem oh so real.
The plot has a twist and leaves you thinking "that was genius" (if not ever so slightly far-fetched!).
It's disappointing that this isn't more popular as it's actually one of the best films I've seen in a while.
Superb acting and a great story line, get it watched!
- Surprisingly good, definitely worth a watch 4/9/2012 12:00:00 AM by peterjkelly49
Considering barely anyone has heard of this film, I was pleasantly surprised, it was really really good and the acting was spectacular. The plot grabbed me straight away and the twists and developments made for a thrilling ride. The ending was perfect and did not disappoint. The camera-work and direction was superb. I would recommend this film to anyone who enjoys Tarantino's work as the plot is extensive and brilliant. The actor that plays the (arguably) main character is someone I will definitely watch out for in the future and there is also some familiar faces. This is the director's (Inon Shampanier) first feature film that he has directed and Dominic Monaghan not only stars but also was the Executive Producer. Crazy stuff.