This is my 6th of 31 reviews of Stephen King adaptations as part of the joint Blogathon that Darren (of Movie Reviews 101) and I are running this month in honor of the great horror writer.
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Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Oct 2015)
Brief Synopsis – After being released from prison, a criminal must choose between creating a new life with his family or collecting one final big “score”.
My Take on it – This movie has a very interesting concept that as much as I wanted it to work for me, just didn’t manage to feel realistic.
The plot revolves around a treasure hunt for money acquired from a recent heist and as intriguing as the idea sounds, this movie just didn’t execute it very well.
I have always liked both Jeremy Sisto and Samantha Mathis but they both seem completely miscast as husband and wife in this movie because they have little to know chemistry what so ever (perhaps this is on purpose because of the amount of time they are together).
Basically this is a mediocre presentation of an intriguing story that leave things flat even at the end because it makes little sense.
Bottom Line – Interesting concept that just doesn’t work as well as one would expect. Mathis and Sisto are both great actors but have no chemistry together here. A mediocre story with a very mediocre ending that makes little sense.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The plot is similar to a novel the character George Stark is writing in The Dark Half. (From Wikipedia)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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