Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Movie review: The Suicide Theory

Percival is having a rough life he would prefer to simply end. The problem is; he is immortal. A failed suicide attempt under his belt and a paid hit man who can't seem to get the job done, Percival must come to terms with his life before he can die.

Steve Mouzakis (Steven), Leon Cain (Percival), Joss McWilliam (Thomas), Matthew Scully (Brad), Todd Levi (Doctor), Nicholas Cooper (Todd), Erin Connor (Jessica).

The Suicide Theory begins by jumping straight to Percival hiring Steven to kill him. Of course this leads to the two learning about each other which is accomplished via extensive dialogue that unfortunately just isn't very interesting. Some mild action is thrown in but even that isn't enough to keep the story entertaining.

Acting was a bit rough here. Mouzakis felt out of place with a strange attitude and apparent self-worth. Cain was mildly more interesting but couldn't carry the film himself. The rest of the cast was mediocre, feeling somewhat unpracticed and inexperienced.

Technical work in this one was also a bit rough. Washed out colors, strange perspectives, and poor lighting dominated the film. Action scenes were decent enough. Dialogue was somewhat bland and lethargic. Sound and soundtrack were okay.

The Suicide Theory is quite simply a difficult film to engage with. Those who can connect with the story will probably enjoy it quite a bit while those who can't will likely feel the film is a waste of time. Which one will you be?

With violence, foul language, gore, and some sexual content this should be fine for older teens and above.

Released: 2014
Reviewed: 1.8.16
Star rating: 1 out of 5
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime Drama, Crime Thriller, Independent Drama

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