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About the Movie
In a small town south of San Francisco, Sheriff Paul Del Moral (Pepe Serna) is driving home through the fog when he accidentally strikes a pedestrian, a lone Japanese man. However, before an investigation can take place the man disappears from the hospital without a trace. At the same time, Japanese mystery author Aki Akahori (Ayako Fujitani) takes a trip to San Francisco in order to escape the press tour for her latest book-a potboiler in her world famous "Inspector Takabe" series. Feeling lonely and vulnerable, she begins a romantic affair with a mysterious Japanese traveler from Reno (Kazuki Kitamura). Her new lover is charismatic and charming but abruptly disappears from the hotel, leaving behind his suitcase and a trail of questions.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 32
- Rotten: 2
- Average Rating: 7.2/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Man From Reno" fascinates. It invites you to go back, decipher its clues and discern a grand design, if there is one.
Fresh: Boyle's mystery is both maddening in how much it withholds from the viewer trying to play along, and impressive for how little you end up caring about being kept in the dark.
Fresh: Man From Reno is hardly the equal of its inspirations, but it nonetheless makes for a pleasantly mellow, well-structured concoction.
Fresh: Like any good purveyor of noir, Boyle, who wrote the film with Joel Clark and Michael Lerman, understands that identifying someone is only one endgame while the mystery of identity is naggingly, tragically endless.
Man from Reno deserves your full attention
Don’t read too much of any of the reviews. Some spoil a few twists that could impact your first viewing. You don’t really need to know anything other than that you’ll be rewarded by being attentive. If you’re checking your phone for messages during just about any scene, you’re going to miss something and be confused later. Man from Reno is a rare film where having seen it once, additional viewings make you aware of how clever the film really is.
If you like mysteries at all, whether it be classic Hitchcock films, or TV mysteries and crime shows, you’re bound to enjoy it.
Man from Reno
One of the best film-noir/mystery films in recent years. Gripping story, great acting, great filmmaking, Man from Reno is a definite must see.
Man From Reno
Man From Reno is the best neo-noir crime thriller I've seen in quite a while. I was hooked on the story from the foggy atmospheric start, following the many interesting twists and turns. This film shares elements of classical noir such as alienation, obsession, and murder, combined with a modern cross-cultural theme which makes it unique. The performances by Pepe Serna and Ayako Fujitani are superb, and leave one wanting to see more of their natural rapport. The very high quality of this film, made with a micro-budget, is a bravo display of the intelligence and resourcefulness of director Dave Boyle. This is filmmaking at its best!