October Gale (2014)


“I’m having engine trouble. I’m two clicks away from the marina. Just off Guthrie Point.” – Helen

Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Sep 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A doctor in an isolated cottage comes across a wounded man and must do all she can to keep them safe from the men trying to kill him.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and the premise sounded interesting so I decided to give it a try.

Unfortunately, they ruin any real potential that it has by the way that things are presented because things feel far too predictable.

Patricia Clarkson does a nice job in the lead role and we get to see a well developed character even if that isn’t enough to help keep this story afloat for 90 minutes.

The pacing of the movie is far to slow and they only manage to pick up some speed during the final act, but that is too little too late and doesn’t help make things more interesting to watch unfold.

Tim Roth is predominantly featured in the poster and trailer, yet his part is very minimal and things might have been better if they would have found a way to expand his character’s personality because he comes across here as being far too one dimensional which is a shame.

Bottom Line – Really predictable story that unfortunately doesn’t manage to live up to its potential. Clarkson is fine in the lead and they do a nice job developing her character and her personality, but that doesn’t manage to help keep the story afloat. The film moves along at a really slow pace for the first hour and 15 minutes and only in the last act does things start to get moving, but it’s too little too late. Roth is prominently featured in the poster and trailer, yet his part is minimal and very one dimensional and probably would have been much better if it were expanded more.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Over the back of the chesterfield in the cottage you can see a “Hudson’s Bay Blanket”. A white blanket with multicolored stripes, this blanket has been a staple in Canadian households, particularly cottages, over the years. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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