FAULTS starts with an intriguing storytelling. FAULTS is a different movie about cult and its stuff. It looks like director Riley Stearns wanted to ask us a question: "What if - the cult as we know it, wasn't always bad. What if - a certain cult, able to give us a joy or peace?". FAULTS is a simple movie that could give me a strange impression, but in a good way. Although, the ending is a way too simple to me. Great!
Predictable, but highly entertaining - mostly due to the captivating performances from Winstead and Orser. The story had a lot of potential, though it is mostly squandered in a series of predictable twists. Visually it was pretty solid, but hardly anything new - it wears its influences on its sleeve a little too prominently. A decent debut.
"Faults" has many faults, chief among them an uninteresting use of the confined space and the sheer predictibility of the writing/directing. I love Mary Elizabeth Winstead, though, I can sit through anything, no matter how bad, if she's in it. Last year I sat through the TV shows The Returned (awful!) and Mercy Street (awful!) just for her. EDIT: currently watching the TV show Braindead (awful!). EDIT ll: Go Fargo!
"Faults" inicia bien. Un hombre arruinado, una propuesta, no ve en esta su reivindicación (felizmente) sino un medio para salir de su crisis económica, las cosas se complican. Va girando entonces a la incertidumbre. La secta como un misterio. Una familia disfuncional. Se asoma un drama, una especie de espejo entre paciente y terapeuta. Ya luego inicia lo predecible y decepcionante. La contaminación y el giro trivial.
Interesting but under written tale whose twist would only be surprising to someone who has never seen a psychological thriller before. Having said that star and producer Winstead is very good here with pretty solid support from rest of cast. If 'The Sound of my Voice' was the 'A' student this film marks the 'C'.
Faults is an expertly written, dryly funny example of independent low-budget film making. It bravely struts through an at once familiar aesthetic without stumbling or relying on shtick. The two leads are mesmerizing to watch and FAULTS successfully pulls off a psychological turn of magic realism with ease. 4 stars.