24 December 2016 | reviews1958
I find it curious those that state this is the same formula of person doesn't turn out who you think they are that's been done so many times in Hollywood. I disagree. (I personally think the age of the person writing the review should be included so as to tell the maturity level of the reviewer so that one knows when reading their review just how much to put in to the value of said review).
I found this movie quite good. One reviewer said they didn't like Brosnan's accent. Really? Check fact it for yourself...it's his native tongue. He's Irish. That was my first hint of the level of maturity of some of the reviewers. Someone who doesn't know the actors enough to even know where they are from. Top that off with not even looking his bio up before critiquing his "accent" in their review. (Sad to think that this is journalist current trends - who needs to check anything out before writing about it). Take it from me, bypass the 5 star or less reviews and watch the movie.
The story is a cautionary tale. Not for the persons in their 50's and older. The caution is for the immature viewers thinking this was far fetched and it might possibly could happen. Oh, it can. It has happened and will continue to happen. I bet there is not one reviewer who marked this movie at 5 or less that thinks something like this could ever happen to them because they are smarter then the average psycho. Think again and think long and hard about it. The easiest prey are those who think it will never happen to them and do no safeguarding. You know the type, they walk around with their face in a smartphone, never paying attention to who's watching them.
I feel sorry for those who don't heed the warning this movie sends. Is there Hollywood fluff in this movie? Why yes, there is. How else could you market a movie that didn't have the bells and whistles? There always has to be the bells and whistles so that those who keep their faces glued to their smartphones get their wiz bang entertainment factor. Heaven knows there can't be a total cerebral content movie because that wouldn't satisfy the "Peanut Gallery" (don't know what that is, well if you don't then you are part of this group and it doesn't mean you have a very high IQ).
For those who are mature enough to understand the message this movie sends, well I am more then sure you will enjoy it like I did. I thought all of the actors did a very good job but most of all Mr. Brosnan and James Frecheville. Frecheville portrayed the psychopath that can scare without any violence for the majority of the movie. Enjoy. I know I did.