Removal (2010)

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Gothic horror meets industrial-strength cleaning products in this spine-tingler about a pill-popping cleaning service employee and a sprawling mansion with secrets of its own.

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  • CAST & CREW - Christopher Tomaselli, Oz Perkins, Nick Simon, Writer/Director, Mark Kelly and Billy Burke.AFI Fest 2010 Screening of "Removal" held at Mann's Chinese 6 Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA. .November 7th, 2010.
  • (L-R) Guest, Director Nick Simon, Producer Chady Eli Mattar, Actor Mark Kelly arrive at the "Black Swan" closing night gala during AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 11, 2010 in Hollywood, Californ
  • NICK SIMON, Writer/Director, MARK KELLY & OZ PERKINS.AFI Fest 2010 Screening of "Removal" held at Mann's Chinese 6 Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA. .November 7th, 2010.
  • CAST & CREW - Christopher Tomaselli, Oz Perkins, Nick Simon, Writer/Director, Mark Kelly and Billy Burke.AFI Fest 2010 Screening of "Removal" held at Mann's Chinese 6 Theatre, Hollywood, California, USA. .November 7th, 2010.
  • (L-R) Actor Mark Kelly, guest, Director Nick Simon, Producer Chady Eli Mattar arrive at the "Black Swan" closing night gala during AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on November 11, 2010 in Hollywood, Californ
  • "Removal" Director Nick Simon (L), actor Liam Sullian (C) and actor Mark Kelly (far R) attend the Screen Actors Guild & SAGIndie Breakthrough Filmmakers Party during AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hot

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27 September 2016 | Leofwine_draca
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| We've seen this kind of story before
REMOVAL is your standard psychological thriller set in a dark and sprawling old house. The main character is a cleaner who soon discovers his new place of work has some dark and disturbing murderous secrets to hide. While I appreciate that the filmmakers went out of their way to shoot something other than your bog standard CGI ghost film, the problem with REMOVAL is its familiarity. That, and the fact that protagonist Mark Kelly just isn't a very interesting actor.

This is a film which thinks it is far more original and cleverly-written than it really is. I could name one or two obvious inspirations on the story but I won't as these would give the game away. Let's just say that the film should have given thanks to those movies in the end credits. What we have in REMOVAL is your typical low budget filmmaking, a just-about-adequate type of movie that never really grips or blows you away as it should. It does feel very talky and bogged down in places. The cast features TWILIGHT's Billy Burke, a cameoing Elliott Gould playing a psychiatrist, and a big role for Oz Perkins (son of Anthony). Kelly Brook is here too, and the quality of her acting doesn't seem to have improved with the passage of time.

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