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Swerve (2011)

Director:
Craig Lahiff
COUNTRY
Australia
GENRE
Action/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Swerve
RUNNING TIME
86 minutes
Producer:
Craig Lahiff
Helen Leake
Screenwriter:
Craig Lahiff


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Frank Jason Clarke
Jina Emma Booth
Colin David Lyons
Charlie Travis McMahon
Sam Vince Colosimo

 

Review

Mediocre Australian thriller heavy on characters and plot, but not quite as much on motivation or logic. It all starts off promising enough, with some intriguing scenes involving cars, drugs, death and a beautiful woman, but despite knowing well which ingredients he wanted, writer/director Craig Lahiff doesn't quite know how to prepare his dish. Mostly, his idea is to copy similar successful films, such as Tarantino's work or Oliver Stone's U-Turn. And to the extent that Swerve actually works, it's because of all the things we don't know in the film's first half, such as the characters' emptiness or the plot's stupidity. The talented Jason Clarke is the film's most positive asset, along with that story in the epilogue.

 

Copyright 24.06.2013 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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