Meeting Evil (2012)
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When John Fleton, a depressed suburban family man and recently fired realtor, offers to help a stranger, Richie, with his car, John is sucked into a surreal, nightmarish murder spree that forces him to question everything about his life, his mode of behavior, and the very nature of evil... -- (C) Magnolia
May 4, 2012 Limited
Jul 24, 2012
Magnolia Pictures - Official Site
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Writer-director Chris Fisher flirts with over-the-top exaggeration so often during Meeting Evil that auds might wish he'd gone all the way and dialed everything up to 11.
It features tons of poor decisions, from the overwrought and intrusive musical score to bad-joke one liners from the main characters down to the supporting ones. The worst decision either actor made was actually appearing in this awful film.
A cheap slasher flick with some talented actors masking the banality with clever dialogue...
If you don't mind style over substance, a bit of the old cat-and-mouse, and you enjoy watching Samuel L. Jackson making people squirm, then hop in, strap up, and hold on.
Samuel L. Jackson has fun chewing the scenery as a deranged killer in this otherwise formulaic thriller.
Chris Fisher so over-directs his material that the action takes on the sheen of a parody or, at least, of a film that doesn't realize its clichés are being exaggerated to the point of absurdity.
Audience Reviews for Meeting Evil
- Richie: I'm gonna slit his fucking throat!
- John Fleton: I'm doin' everything I can.
- Joanie: What if that's not enough?
- Richie: All I do is kill people who are already dead.
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