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Monday, October 18, 2010

[3.50/10] Knife Edge (2010)

Knife Edge (2010)

Short review: "Knife Edge" is a UK horror thriller that revolves around the recently married Emma, that has agreed to give up a successful career on Wall Street to return to England, together with her French husband, Henry, and give their 6-year-old son, Thomas, a new life. Almost immediately after they move in, a series of gruesome visions leaves Emma convinced that something terrible once happened in their house, and that the threat still lingers. "Knife Edge"'s plot starts out as a typical haunted house story, but soon mutates into a dull Hitchcock wannabe mystery thriller, and unfortunately, the film doesn't work neither as a ghost story, nor as a mystery. "Knife Edge"'s problem is, that it doesn't know where to go with its ideas, and the result is an incoherent and pretty conflicting story, and hardly believable and laughably ridiculous conclusion. Acting wise, this film is just as bad. Natalie Press as out main heroine, Emma looks a bit stiff in front of the camera, and her performance is unconvincing and not at all credible. Matthieu Boujenah is undoubtedly a charming man, but he obviously doesn't possess much of an acting talent. Veteran actress Joan Plowright has a minor role here, but she's captivating and interesting to watch, as always. The only good thing about this lackluster horror mystery flick is the scenery and the mansion itself, which is lavishly beautiful, yet thoroughly creepy. Worst of all, "Knife Edge" contains no real scares, nor is very thrilling. It's just a dull mess of a movie, that doesn't know what to do with itself.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So not at the bottom of your list but really darn close, huh?

Andrew said...

Thanks for the warning....
I could do without another movie like this one.

Dempsey Sanders said...

will be certainly giving this one a miss then. Another great post sir

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

@Alex, yeah, I threw it in the bin for movies craps :)

@Andrew, avoid this one.. at all costs! It was a waste of time.

@Dempsey, don't get me wrong, I LOVE British cinema, but this one was rubbish :) Thanks, pal ;)