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Swerve (Craig Lahiff, 2011) Jason Clarke, Emma Booth, David Lyons, Travis McMahon, Vince Colosimo, Roy Billing; crime drama neo-noir thriller
Great action, but with a story not just implausible—it's silly. And yet another film with a model instead of an actress: the only believable thing Emma Booth does is her ugly model walk. A waste of a couple of good actors (particularly Vince Colosimo—and Roy Billing for one minute of screen time!?)
For some years now Craig Lahiff has been a very efficient director of genre movies. He has a great eye for composition, he directs action with skill, and is fully in command of many of the elements that make a tasty thriller. Except, perhaps the screenplay. ... Unfortunately, as it proceeds, the screenplay gets more and more out of control as the plot becomes more and more convoluted. David Stratton, At the Movies.
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