Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Surveillance (2008)

A very disturbing thriller from Jennifer Lynch, daughter of David. A pair of FBI agents zero in on a killing spree by interviewing the survivors. I didn't love it, but it was well-made, genuinely twisted, and contained a great performance by Julia Ormond as one of the FBI agents. What hurt this film for me is that Lynch makes every character a pretty nasty piece of work; she doesn't really want you to identify with anyone, except for maybe the little girl, and that's fine--I don't believe that movies need identifiable heroes--but this one went a little too far. I didn't wind up really caring too much about the outcome of the film.

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