Anamorph (2007)

R   |    |  Crime, Horror, Thriller


Anamorph (2007) Poster

A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.


5.5/10
8,742

Videos


Photos

  • Scott Speedman in Anamorph (2007)
  • Willem Dafoe in Anamorph (2007)
  • Anamorph (2007)
  • Anamorph (2007)
  • Willem Dafoe in Anamorph (2007)
  • Willem Dafoe and Scott Speedman in Anamorph (2007)

See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Henry Miller

Writers:

Henry Miller, Tom Phelan

Awards

1 win.

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


27 April 2008 | dbborroughs
6
| Good set up wobbles and falls flat in the final reel
Willem Dafoe is a troubled detective who is now teaching at the police academy. Years earlier he helped solve a series of murders that were laid out like works of art...especially when seen from a specific location. When a frisky couple knock into a door in their building they unknowingly step into a crime scene that once again has echoes to the earlier case. Dafoe is called in to take a look and it soon becomes clear that the killer is intent on bringing him into his ghoulish works or art.

I want to say this is Saw for the art set, but its not quite that. To be certain the murders are gruesome and very clever, but this film aspires to be more than a catalog of death and destruction. For the most part this is a good little thriller about a troubled man searching for a unique killer that he doesn't want to deal with since its opening too many doors he wants to keep closed (Dafoe's character is an odd duck. Points to the filmmakers for giving us a very odd man for a central character). For most of its running time I really enjoyed the film. The problem for me was that the ending didn't really come together. The film ends but it isn't really resolved, which considering how it ends makes sense but left this viewer (and my dad) going, thats it? It was a disappointment.

The real question is is the film worth seeing? Actually yes. The murders are unique and the film keeps Dafoe's character is worth seeing. I don't know if I had paid 11 bucks to see this on the big screen I would have been so forgiving, but on IFC in Theaters on cable it was worth the time.

6 out of 10 (because of the flat ending)

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



What to Watch: Holidays, Horror, and Hilarious Comedies

The holidays are here early, and we've got you covered with the latest shows and movies to catch on Prime Video, Netflix, and the brand-new Disney+ app this week.

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

See what IMDb editors are watching this month, and visit our guides to what's on TV and streaming, video games, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com