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IMDB Rating : 5.7
IMDB Votes : 1,039
User Reviews : 9
Movie Rated : R
Date Released : 28 October 2014
Run Time : 86 min
Movie Genre : Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Movie Director : John V. Soto
Movie Writer : John V. Soto
Movie Stars : Viva Bianca, Luke Hemsworth, Hanna Mangan Lawrence, Jonathan LaPaglia

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The Reckoning When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug related death of a sibling. The detective retraces the teen’s journey and soon begins to uncover a trail of the dead that leads all the way back to police headquarters.

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is in……I give it a pass.

I was about to let my attention wander with this movie, when it took an interesting turn.

It had my full attention from then on, and while not a world beater, I quite enjoyed it.

Made a change from over-the-top clichéd rubbish, and put a new turn on the almost exhausted found-footage genre, which I hope will take a long rest very soon.

This not a found footage film per se, but uses the style to clever use to keep our Detectives on the hunt and guessing, as does the viewer.

I liked also the intelligent denouement and completion of the storyline, except for one section, which still needs work in most films.

More attention should be paid to this critical part of any film (budding film makers TAKE NOTE), as it can often snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, leaving the viewer appalled at a "cheapskate" way out of a corner the writers have painted themselves into. Reference American Gigolo as an example of a poor and rushed ending that spoiled an otherwise very good film.

A little more use of the Australian scenery would have added a more Aussie feel to the picture, which has somewhat of a generic feel (could have happened anywhere) but overall the dark subject matter was handled quite well with deep moods and lighting to match, not too dark and still able to hear every spoken word.

Nice one John Soto, more please…..