Saturday, August 10, 2013

Fear X (2003)

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

Starring: John Turturro, Deborah Kara Unger, Stephen Eric McIntyre, William Allen Young, Gene Davis, Jacqueline Ramel, James Rema

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The Past Can Never Be Rewound

Plot: When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

If you're right on with slow moving psychological thrillers then this is for you.  I liked the slow pacing.  That combined with the soft speech of the actors, easy going movements and droning music all put you in the relaxed state you need to be in.  I liked the reality of the story.  Turturro's not all there and he's on a downward slope to About-to-lose-it-ville and we're along for the ride.  It's an interesting picture but I don't doubt that a lot of folks won't like it one bit with many of them turning it off after twenty minutes.

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