Missionary

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Missionary

Post by jonbly » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:59 pm

7/10 - pretty solid, but slow to build up and fairly thin climax.

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Re: Missionary

Post by danthsmith » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:06 am

Pretty good. It went a bit "Night of the Hunter" at the end which is no bad thing

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Re: Missionary

Post by Wolfshade » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:57 am

Reallly didn't like this - reminded me quite a bit of the hideously dull Coffin Rock from 2009. For the first 30 minutes its a slushy rom com, then as soon she rejects him he instantly flips to derranged psycho. This'll soon be in bargain bin of your local petrol station 3/10

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Re: Missionary

Post by mamawaldi » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:59 am

Highly forgettable stalker thriller which would have been much better had it really exploited the religious angle a bit more. As it was, there are dozens of films out there like this.

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Re: Missionary

Post by Jekyll » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:43 pm

Felt like a slightly more edgy made for tv movie.

Did not like this at all.

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Re: Missionary

Post by black_rainstorm » Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:40 pm

I completely agree, it was wasted on not exploring the religious side and just being about the individual. I really like cult/religion films so I was let down by this. I saw a comment on here earlier where someone said it was a bit like something out of Desperate Housewives? I completely know what they mean, especially as the lead actress resembled Teri Hatcher so much.

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Re: Missionary

Post by odishon » Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:34 pm

Not very original but well shot and acted and did keep my interest.

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Re: Missionary

Post by The Soapmaker » Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:53 pm

Contrary to popular opinion, I thought this was good. Very well shot, well acted.

True, there was nothing remotely original about the basic plot, but I liked the fact that they'd set out to make a more realistic stalker movie which avoided some of the standard cliches:

The woman realises her mistake early on and actually tells her family.
The husband doesn't overreact; in fact he and his cousins only mildly rough the guy up to give him a fright.
The woman reports it to the church and they actually believe her, immediately.
The crazy guy flips, for sure, but he doesn't kill everyone who gives him a sideways look.
He doesn't even kill the dog!!!

Having said all that, it was so low-key and lacking in big shock moments that I found myself forgetting it by the end of the day.

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Re: Missionary

Post by streetrw » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:25 am

No classic, but I enjoyed it enough while it was on.
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