A seemingly straightforward home invasion evolves into something far more complicated in Joel Schumacher’s terse thriller that reunites the director with past collaborators Nicholas Cage and Nicole Kidman.
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where did the plot go? To grab a bite? When you're in film school this is the kind of amateur move that our teachers grill us about. The film was more predictable that I saying 'tomorrow the sun is gonna rise in the morning'. Deplorable shallow and a missed opportunity. I wonder who is the agent whom reads the scripts sent to Cage, Kidman and Mendelsohn and goes 'I've got a golden nugget here'. Facepalm.
It is what it is: a thriller with the usual twist and turns. It achieves its role as a film pretty well though, with the biggest problems being superficial. The performances are okay, but a definite waste for Kidman who would be the biggest draw seeing as it isn't her usual genre. Not much else to say. It's okay as a thriller for the masses, but it is not a well-made film.
Only occasional dashes of manic Cage brilliance, impossible that three actors as watchable as Cage, Kidman and Mendelsohn don't elevate this above the mold. This repeatedly adds twists to thicken the plot, giving it the consistency of sludge, and never actually delivering on the details it sets up. Fairly unpleasant, so much wasted opportunity.
Thriller con buen suspenso, actuaciones intensas; Nicole Kidman, Nic Cage y Ben Mendelsohn están excelentes, hay vueltas de tuerca sorpresivas, con todo y depender de una fórmula convencional y tal vez ya muy vista.