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Sure there are a few things that don't quite follow, but if you are a fan of the old Hitchcock and Twilight Zone episodes, you will appreciate this suspenseful puzzler of a movie. Centered around a psychiatrist, his depressed patient, and a fictional medication, things devolve into a murder which we witness. From there, we are never quite sure what is true and what is not. Entertaining, suspenseful, and sure, a few loose ends but who's counting? A fun way to spend an evening, and after the show, you can explain the twists to our companion!
This story is very well acted by all with Jones (Dr. Seibert) and Law (Dr. Banks) taking their roles to heart and their co stars preforming equally well. The direction and the story is where this movie takes a hit by allowing the typical Hollyweird junk in to spoil this story somewhat.
I will try to be careful and not spoil to much if any of the story by detailing the rediculous actions that the director/writer allowed to take place. I know they do some of these stupid things so the can keep the stars in the spotlight and or directly involved in the story, but come on lets try and get somewhat real! Dr. Banks has a ethical and moral conflict with his patient Emily (Rooney Mara) that has caused him so much trouble and yet he is still treating her? Dr. Banks does some pretty crazy things that shall we just say are a little OTT (over the top) and not very well planned or thought out for his problems. The DA's actions and reactions to Dr. Banks initial meeting about his findings involving Emily's case was not quite believable considering what he did. The DA just wanted to forget about everything and let to case run its course. WTH?
The story was not as well thought through as it should have been and instead of a really intelligent and thought provoking thriller with an extremly talented and attractive cast we have a good thriller with an extremly talented and attractive cast.Read more ›
That's true, but...she CAN be tried for conspiracy to commit securities fraud AND conspiracy to commit murder. Neither of these depend on a guilty or innocent outcome in the original case.
Nobody mentions this, however.
Another problem is that there don't seem to be any social workers or patient advocates here. The main character (a psychiatrist) makes the unilateral decision to remove Emily from the hospital to help implicate her former partner, then to punish Emily, he puts her back in. Then his life just continues. Nobody seems to notice he is doing this? He's using patients to solve legal cases. And he's not a police officer or a lawyer.
It just doesn't make sense.
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I liked it Ok. Pretty good movie overall just not my personal cup of tea. Great cast though and a lot of plot twists.Published 2 days ago by Joshua C. H. Greer
anyone else could have done justice to this role. CZ was a waste of moneyPublished 2 days ago by disgust
Wow! I no longer write reviews on movies simply because Amazon stopped providing the reviewers with the total number of reviews that they had written. Now, for this movie. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Gary Gilfoy
Wow, just when you think you have this one figured out, pow! The plot takes major twists! Terrific writing, & acting. This is one of the best movies I have seen in a while!Published 12 days ago by East Coast Lady
The DVD had about 15 minutes of stopping and slow motion in a 'very good' rating.
Since I saw the whole movie elsewhere Jude Law's performance was the high quality I've... Read more