May. 15, 2013 - Issue #917: The Roadtrip Issue
Dialogue is banal, the camerawork's predictable, and any subtext's missing in all the action. The flick's irradiated with a general insensitivity to human tragedy. The place, though, is everything—the impassive concrete tenements and industrial scrubland of a corner of the former Soviet Union, this ghostly shell of industrial might, is deeply eerie on its own. If the camera had just silently strung us along for 90 minutes, drawing us through the nooks and crannies of one of the haunting graveyards of 20th-century technology, that would have been a hell of a lot more frightening than this cheap, barely scripted attempt at "tag, you're dead."
Directed by Brad Parker
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