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The Nature Of Mercy And Forgiveness,
This review is from: The Confession (DVD)
I knew something was odd when the rental download was completed and it registered just a bit over one hour in length. Had no idea this was a speciality production, created as part of an anthology that was viewable via the web. It plays however, much in the vein as a made-for-tv movie.
Not that that would be a deterrence, excellence in tv movies is not uncommon. Especially given that, in addition to taking on the lead role, this was also produced by Keifer.
However, that bona fides aside, 'Confession' is not a particularly novel idea. I've screened several productions over the years where the characters argue 'good' versus 'evil' and the true nature of humanity. And I've even seen it in this very configuration, utilizing an assassin and a priest.
But it's Keifer Sutherland wielding the weapon, and that carries a much greater impact, a depth of interest given his performance over the past decade as his tv alter-ego, Jack Bauer.
The film opens as the assassin enters a confessional on Christmas Eve. He confronts the priest there, telling him that they are going to debate the qualities of God and man's inhumanity -or- someone will die that very night. He's deadly serious.
Again, I've seen this before and the plot is not particularly creative. But given the strong performances by both Sutherland and co-star John Hurt, it was engaging enough for the full hour.