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Juncture's basic problem is that it's a hack script that's shot poorly with terrible actors. The story focuses upon Anna - a woman with terminal brain cancer who decides to improve the world by killing bad guys before she dies. This is a new spin on the La Femme Nikita concept but whereas Nikita's background and character were developed, Anna is a two-dimensional drawing - essentially she has a gun and a major headache. It's such a huge leap to assume that anyone with a terminal illness wants to elevate their status to 'vigilante' that it really never takes off from there.
Kristine Blackport is not good at acting. In close-ups where good actors can convey subtle emotions, she tends to convey blinking and staring. I'm not sure whether it's her fault or the director's but it pulls the rug from any emotional connection the audience has. The directing and camera work is uneven and wouldn't pass in even a basic TV show, as is the sound engineering that leaves our hero mumbling and the music comparatively too loud.
I hate to slam indie films because it's difficult to raise the money and make the movie but this is undoubtedly one of the worst I've seen and I can't forgive the fact that it's practically unwatchable due to the complete lack of quality on any level.
Anna's job takes her to various places across the country. Often travelling on a private jet, she apparently is able to bring firearms with her. While in town on business, she also squeezes in time for some vigilante justice, after having carefully researched the case, and concluding that her victim deserves to die. Whether by violence or other means, Anna has the will and resolve to see that "justice" is done. Her actions separate her from society, and the drive to complete her mission, affects her closest personal relationships.
It might be fair to assume that before the tumor changed her life, Anna was something of a do-gooder. If so, it is clear is that this is no longer the case. She has chosen a dangerous course of action, and is determined to see it through. Violence is part of her past, as her family was killed in a home invasion. Orphaned, she was rescued by Jonathan Lamont (John Hutton), and later joined his foundation. Romance comes into her life in the form of Dr. Michael Reese (Bill LeVasseur), but mere love won't keep Anna from continuing her mission, keeping her activities secret from her best friend Chloe (Elizabeth Rose) and her mentor Jonathan, as the pain in her head continues to increase. When she stumbles, and the law closes in on her, events take some unexpected turns, that sends Anna on a very personal mission.Read more ›
This low budget action picture is basically a combination of "Death Wish" (1974) and "La Femme Nikita" (1990); with a sterile heroine both homicidal and irritable from a bad headache.
Kristine Blackport, in her first and only feature, plays Anna Carter, an executive who has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. With three months to live she decides to check out with a bang by taking out criminals who have abused children and been inadequately punished by the judicial system. That old vigilante justice thing.
Blackport looks like Leighton Meester, which probably accounts for a lot of close-ups of her face and eyes. This is a good thing with Meester, because an "actress" is able to use close-ups to nonverbally convey things about her character and to connect with viewers. Unfortunately Blackport's skills are more on the order of Ali Larter (well maybe not quite that bad); with an emotional and sensuality range confined to a look of dull surprise and the occasional blink. A competent "acting for the camera" director could have helped, but James Seale appears to entirely lack that skill set. Like the writer, he too has been on the sidelines since directing this movie.Read more ›
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This movie is straight home made. the acting and picture is trash and the film is boring from beginning to end. Read morePublished on July 17, 2009 by Johnny A. Logan
I first saw this movie at a red box at a Mcdonalds, the cover caught my eye. I rented it through my Netflix account and fell in love with the movie. Read morePublished on April 8, 2009 by Jessica N. Lopez
I popped the DVD in late one night to get some preview extras before I went to bed. I ended up watching the whole film right to the end. Read morePublished on February 24, 2009 by BE
I found this movie thru myspace and I thought it was a great film. I even watched the behind the scenes footage and it's clear that this was done before Wanted. Read morePublished on October 2, 2008 by Kathy Sue
This is a really good movie. Great action and good story. Thought provoking. Superb production values, directing, and acting.Published on August 12, 2008 by Indie critic