Monday, January 3, 2011

The Locksmith

Release Date: September 21st, 2010 (DVD)

Genre: Drama / Comedy

Stars: Anslem Richardson, Ana Reeder, Stephen Rannazzisi

Synopsis: A jailed man in the work release program works as a locksmith and gets into a lot of trouble when he tries to help a jealous girlfriend that he meets on one of his calls.

AltAss Ratings (On a scale of 1 to 5 asses)

Plot:                                             
  
A nice little idea for a film that feels fresh and gets brownie points for effort even if it didn't always work.

Writing / Production:              

While "The Locksmith" is billed as a comedy there didn't seem to be too many laughs even though the situations could easily have been exploited for much more humor.  The movie isn't entirely unentertaining, however, as most audiences should be invested enough to feel the anxiety of the lead characters in the tense situations.

Acting:                                       

The cast will be foriegn to most audiences but the performances were very decent for the most part.  Ana Reeder played the annoying Margo character a little too far over the top and Anslem Richardson played the title character a little too cool. 

Originality:                               

The films creative storyline was coupled with only a loose embrace upon the cliches of this genre.

Overall:                                     

"The Locksmith" is a watchable film that would have been quite good if it had supplied even a moderate amount of comedy.  The film's soundtrack is something that works in its favor offering cool acoustic riffs and interesting lyrics that complement the movie's theme. 

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