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Paranoia Made Real
on October 9, 2010
This is an effective, well-made and very atmospheric film. If you liked Alex Proyas' DARK CITY, The THIRTEENTH FLOOR, David Lynch's work, the writings of Kafka, or even Alfred Hitchcock's films, then you will derive more enjoyment/understanding than that of the "general/mainstream public".
The acting is quite good (Lyndsy Fonseca shines in a relatively short role) and the overall standard of film-making is particularly effective and demonstrative of skill.
Despite what the other reviews have stated, I thought it wasn't as "abstract" as I was expecting. Yes, it does allow for the audience to "fill in the gaps" and come to one's own conclusion/s on certain matters and meanings (particularly at the end), but I like that. It does, after all, deal with paranoia and suspicion and even perspective, so I really don't know what some people expect out of a film like this? What? Everything to be wrapped up in a nice, perfect bow at the end? If that IS what you want, then I suggest you stick with a Jerry Bruckheimer movie (no offense, great entertainment, but not all that intellectually challenging).
Oh, and I thought the musical score was particularly good.
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