Monday, March 17, 2008

Sleuth (2007) - DVD review

SLEUTH (**) - Starring Michael Caine and Jude Law. Directed by Kenneth Branaugh.

When the main thing you notice and remember about a movie is its set design, it's probsbly not a good thing. Caine & Law are the thesps updating the Shaffer play via new dialogue from Harold Pinter. Personally I thought the 1972 version with Caine & Laurence Olivier was better. The premise is outdated now. Too showy, little substance, and if you don't know the twist halfway through, the movie does not come close to pulling it off for me. I'd be surprised if anyone was surprised by it.

But the house they film it in is really cool, and I liked how director Kenneth Branaugh played with sleek surfaces and mirrors in choosing angles to do his filming. And that's about it.

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