Monday, March 3, 2014

Movie Review: Suddenly

The Story: When a small town sheriff has to help the Secret Service get the president through his town safely, he soon finds out that the government knows an assassination attempt targeting the president is imminent. Meanwhile, a ruthless criminal who cares only about killing and money slips into town with his men, convinced that he has what it takes to successfully assassinate the president, escape from the area, and claim the money from those who hired him.

My Thoughts: This film wisely doesn’t open with a bang. It starts out quietly, introducing the characters and the setting, and this makes a sudden burst of violence all the more effective. It caused me to feel the frightening shift that the characters were being subjected to, rather than just seeing it. That, and other similarly masterful touches, left me impressed with how skillfully-made this thriller is.

The story is believable and brutal, showing the importance of always doing the right thing, while not implying that everything will turn out perfectly even when people do what’s right. It’s definitely one of the best thrillers I’ve seen, and my only quibble with it is that I would have liked it to be a bit longer, to add even more depth of the story and characters. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys thrillers.

Content Overview: There’s a lot of mild violence and intensity.

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