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Like Minds (Gregory J. Read, 2006) aka Murderous Intent; wr. Gregory J. Read, Australia/UK co-production, prod. Jonathan Shteinman, Piers Tempest; Toni Collette, Richard Roxburgh; thriller
I’ve just caught up with Like Minds (Gregory J. Read, 2006) the usual jumble of genres: murder and mysticism, with a forensic psychologist turning action hero to crawl around under someone’s house … so I was mainly interested to see how two very good Australian actors played Britons for a change. Roxburgh didn’t seem too bothered about his accent – and there’s no credit anywhere for a voice coach – but Collette was almost completely convincing. She can do anything: she’s the united states of Toni.
... the film is structured in a mix of linear and flash back storytelling which is sometimes confusing; it is also burdened by some extraneous material that adds to this confusion. ... The good news, however, is that this psychological thriller (a UK/Australian co-production) is several notches above Hollywood teenage slasher movies and tackles material not usually the domain of Australian filmmakers. Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile.
As the body count gets higher, the twists and turns become increasingly absurd. Incest and necrophilia get thrown in with murder and macabre images of human intestines strewn like tinsel. ... If great minds think alike, they'll be giving this one a miss. Stella Papamichael, BBCi.
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