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A case of mistaken identity or a thriller that reveals as it proceeds? Directed by Mikael Salomon, featuring Dylan McDermott as the unpredictable lead alongside

Freezer Movie Review

Freezer Movie Review English
Review for the film " Freezer"
Runtime: 1 Hour 22 Minutes
Certificate: A
Released: 17-01-2014
Genre: Action, Thriller
2 / 5.0
3.54 / 5.0

CAST & CREW


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  • Director:
  • Mikael Saloman
  • Movie Actor:
  • Peter Facinelli
  • Andrey Ivchenko
  • Pascal Petardi
  • Yuliya Snigir
  • David McNally
  • Milan Malisic

A case of mistaken identity or a thriller that reveals as it proceeds? Directed by Mikael Salomon, featuring Dylan McDermott as the unpredictable lead alongside Yuliya Snigir and Peter Facinelli Peter Facinelli is an American actor, screenwriter >> Read More... , ‘ Freezer Click to look into! >> Read More... ’, though sounds like an edge of the seat thriller, settles for an average film shot extensively inside a meat locker unfolding a series of events that lead to a $8 million chase.

Plot: 

The film opens with Robert, played by Dylan McDermott, finding himself bound in a meat locker, vaguely remembering being knocked unconscious the previous night while he was celebrating his birthday with his girlfriend. As he is trying to connect the events and make sense of his situation, enter the Russian mobsters. Though they don’t speak English, money is what they are looking for, and Robert is the one they are accusing of, which becomes very apparent. After they leave, the movie progresses on a normal plot of the protagonist finding ways to survive in the locker, where he can freeze to death. In the process, he finds out that another person, Detective Sam, is also locked in, and he may hold the key to the $8 million mystery. As hope is born, so is the fear, and here enters the bi-lingual Alisa, accompanied by Russian mobsters pestering Robert to reveal all the fuss around the money. One thing leads to another, and as the movie involves money, chase and crime, it goes without saying there’s a lot of violence resulting in deaths and revelations that question the innocence of Robert, the intentions of Alisa, the mystery around the money while loosely narrating the story of Oleg, to whom the money belongs. Is the apparent cluelessness a façade? Who’s with whom? And eventually, who wears the mystery crown? If these questions intrigue you, then the movie may vibe well with you.

Analysis:

The direction reminisces the TV aura, given the director’s history. It’s a low-budget movie, which is a given, as it is shot entirely at a single location leaving less scope for creativity for both the director and the DOP. However, there are certain scenes that make the movie visually alive, but those are rare and far in between. It’s one of those movies that puts up questions throughout and answers all of them in the end, but as much-awaited as the ending is, it’s also logically difficult to believe how things turned out the way they did.

Star Performances:

Dylan McDermott delivers a wise-cracking performance and carries the movie throughout, in spite of the story just piling up with questions and illogical answers. He’s the closest he could to make believe. Yuliya, however, manages to be a mystery throughout. Though the narrative lacks depth, the leads do justice to their part, but as it is that goes unfazed towards the loopholes.

What’s there?

The movie doesn’t waste time and is appropriately paced. The jokey sarcasm displayed by Dylan adds oodles of humor to the otherwise serious plot.

What’s not there?

The audience might grow impatient of the two sides constantly wrestling about finding, as well as not knowing, where the money is. The fact that all the characters are inside a meat locker makes it obvious for them to be shivering and the likes, but those details are ignored and money chase acquires all the cynosure, which is bad, because eventually the movie loses its credibility.

Verdict:

Though the movie does qualify for a thriller, it lacks the epistemological cut. This mixed with the symphony between the characters, all piles on to make the movie logically unbelievable. If low depth and sarcastic humor mixed with a plot twist appeal you, ‘Freezer’ might be a one-time watch.


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