Friday 02 May 2008
Low-grade, derivative psycho-stalker nonsense, with one touch of ingenuity – it's set in an underground car park, a grim concrete space of a kind everybody knows and dislikes.
Here our heroine, Manhattan lawyer Rachel Nichols, is trapped by over-friendly security guard Wes Bentley. The catalogue of gore and indignity is standard-issue, and audience engagement isn't helped by the psycho's lack of coherent motivation, or the director's evident belief that practically anything is scary if it's accompanied by a loud enough noise.
Bafflingly and annoyingly, the one noise you don't hear, among all the smashed-up cars, is a car alarm, which could have shut down the plot a good 30 minutes earlier. Presumably such things haven't reached America yet.
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 4 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 5 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
The real reason Eddie Redmayne was cast as a trans woman in The Danish Girl
First Look at Bryan Cranston transformed into LBJ for HBO’s ‘All the Way’ film
Idris Elba is ‘too street’ to play 007, says James Bond author
This little boy loves books so much that he cries when his mother stops reading to him
Prog rock finally comes of age with launch of the first Official Progressive Chart
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up