A story about the wrong person in the right place at the wrong time. Heinous crimes have left a suburban town reeling. Living on the edge of the investigation, a young constable crosses paths with the people affected by the tragedies and uncovers an unraveling nightmare of guilt and suspicion.
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Well-made Aussie neo-noir. Strong visuals and sound design and an interesting screenplay. My one gripe: it was difficult to understand the dialog at times because of a combination of whispering, mumbling and slangy Australian accents. Subtitles or CC would have helped.
A thriller that defies all the conventions about thrillers. It's a detective story without a real investigation. It's a neo-noir in sunny Australia. It's a story where police incompetence is an asset. It's an action movie without action. It's full of conversations about nothing. What's not to like?
The opening is masterful, and I liked the way Saville plays with differing points of view as he explores the theme of isolation. Well constructed flashbacks rachet up the tension quite well. But even though it comes together, I was ultimately disappointed by the culmination of it all. 3.5 stars
Definitely starts out as a 5-star endeavor but, due to some weaknesses in the script, unravels slightly so as to lessen the final overall effect; however, this should not take any credit away from the genuinely masterful performances or handful of incisively rendered scenes that include rich mood via solid camera work, lighting, editing, and dialogue (that is, when I could get in sync with the difficult dialect).
This is a taught, action packed neo-noir that some how slipped between the cracks! The film has some great visuals and some really interesting camera work. However, the really MVP is the sound designer! The tinnitus scenes are down right amazing. However, one complaint I had is that I just didn't find the film all that compelling. I definitely think that this film deserves a second chance though!
Fascinating little Australian neo-noir thriller that spends most of the runtime deceiving the audience as to what the film is actually about. The concept if keeping that secret interests me, though I wish that the direction of the reveal would have been reversed.