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Redcliffe is moving forward. Very convincing performance.
on April 30, 2015
Before I get to the review, first let me say congratulations to Daniel Radcliffe for shaking off the role that made him a household name and moving on with a surprisingly solid performance in this picture. As I watched the movie, I actually forgot all about his previous character, and was drawn in by this NEW character. Radcliffe is a young man now, and he did a splendid job in this dark ghost story. I must shamefully admit that I almost didn't watch the movie because, I too, could not imagine Harry Potter all grown up and having the audacity to try to pass himself off as anyone else BUT our hero from Hogwarts! Well, he deserves some serious recognition for his acting skills...Because he CAN act in other roles. He CAN make you forget about the young boy that was a famous wizard! Maybe he will NOT suffer the fate of so many others that were forever doomed by playing such a popular role. It's happened time and again and the young superstar tragically fades away into obscurity. And not only did Radcliffe do good work in this movie, ALL the actors involved did very well. As a matter of fact, I have a hunch that if more people KNEW how good this movie was they would have watched it. But, they were probably still grieving the end of the famous series by JK Rowling! Anyway, I am confident that we will be seeing a lot more of Radcliffe. ***Here's a short summary on this haunting movie: A young and upcoming lawyer is on the verge of losing his job. The depression brought on by the death of his wife during childbirth is beginning to affect every aspect of his life. He gets one more chance to snap out of it before he loses everything. He is sent to settle the affairs of an old estate. But from the very moment he arrives, he is shunned and avoided by the small towns inhabitants. He is warned to stay away from the house, because if he persists, he will bring about the wrath of a vengeful spirit. ***
This was a pretty cool watch. I thought I'd check it out before watching the recently released, The Woman In Black 2... And I am glad I did. Watch this, it's worth the price of a rental.