Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Botched (2007)

Director: Kit Ryan

Writers: Raymond Friel, Derek Boyle, Eamon Friel

Composer: Tom Green

Starring: David Heap, Alan Smyth, Stephen Dorff, Sean Pertwee, Igor Chistol, Greg Jeloudov, Jamie Foreman, Russell Smith, Bronagh Gallager, Norma Sheahan, Gene Rooney, Jaime Murray, Hugh O'Conor, Geoff Bell, Zak Maguire, Edward baker-Duly, Luke Hayden

More info: IMDb

Tagline: And you thought you were unlucky?

Plot: During a heist in Russia, a professional thief finds himself dealing with serial killers, insane hostages, double-crossing psycho Russian hard men and the real possibility of a horrible death.

My rating: 5.5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

What starts out as a crime picture with potential, it quietly turns into a straight up slasher movie.  That's not the bad part. It's the odd mix of comedy and ridiculousness of the situation is where it goes off the rails.  There are lots of over the top performances and situations that keep this from being a nicely balanced horror/comedy.  The Russian accents get old and I'm sure they're all authentically horrible but then why should that matter?  There are some neat little things here and there but I was ready to quit halfway through the picture and that's not a good sign.  It could be that I just need to see it again to get it but that's not going to happen.  Maybe you'll dig it if slapstick horror comedies is your bag and you're threshold for them is very low.

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