|Starring:||Tim Rozon, Alex Weiner, Michael Mando, Roc LaFortune, Sean Devine, Cristina Rosato, Stephen Shellen, Nicole Leroux|
|Original title||Check Point|
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Sep 2011|
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From hillbilly Guantanamo Bay to Mullholland DriveBy pinksy (87 reviews) from Nottingham , 15 Sep 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]It would be easy to dismiss this as another entry into the 'redneck hillbillies kidnap and torture lost tourists' sub-genre, but there is more on offer here, ableit a little disjointed. Contemporary american anti-terrorist paranoia drives the antagonists sadistic actions, accusing innocent american citizens (one of whom happens to be asian-american) of terrorist associations, torturing them in their own makeshift Guantanamo Bay, deep in the forests of the Canadian-American border. Subjected to incarceration in cages, stripped naked, starved, driven mad by strobe lighting and white noise, and interrogated until their bodies and minds are crushed, the torture does not follow the usual gore template, and all performances are well played here. Then the film takes an odd, almost Lynchian turn, as the focus of the story leaves the imprisoned innocents, and shifts to the drug-fuelled, almost dreamlike tale of a private investigator, searching for the missing group, for whom we have less apparent concern for now. Perhaps the most unforunate thing is that both 'halves' of the movie play well within their own parameters, but fail to glue together successfully.
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Something different!By Gonemad1 (103 reviews) from ◄Gecko Reviews► , 17 Aug 2013This is something a little different to the usual serial/psychopathic killer & kidnap stories! As already stated in another's review 'disjointed in parts', but there is for some odd reason, an intriguing & curious nature to the film! The two initiators hold a chilling preoccupying presence throughout the film, & it's also worryingly turgid how towards the end the story moves sharply away from the plight of the tormented victims - to them being nothing more than forgotten banal participants of a virtually unknown event. I'm guessing... As seen from the perspective & mindset of a pair of psychopaths....
Not Sure about this oneBy chasckd (575 reviews) from Telford , 24 Feb 2012cant make up my mind is this good or bad so ill go with good as i did enjoy it
Disappointing film.By Connorrr (1 review) from Holsworthy , 21 Jan 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis film had such a good plot to it, the plot line seemed good 30/45 minutes in. And then all of a sudden some random Detective gets involved, his part was minor to the actual story and had no relevance to what was going on. Then you're left at the end wondering what happened to them or did anyone find them in the end. Such a disappointing film which could of had such potential. A film worth watching if you have free time on your hands.
not goodBy a customer , 10 Jan 2012this film was disappointing , didn't understand what was going on, it was crap i would not recomend it at all.
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Hillbilly GuantanamoBy a customer , 23 Dec 2011Decent film though a couple of poor bits (i.e the private detective). The idea for the film was good and the acting was decent. Only let down for me was an explanantion and an ending. the ending for me left too many unanswered questions (which I hate in a film). And also, though the film kinda explained itself in places, I felt a more substantiable explanation was needed as too why. Interesting to watch and kept me glued too the very end. Wouldnt buy or watch again but was worth a rental.