Meeting EvilClosed Captioning
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There’s an insane killer on the road (Samuel L. Jackson), and when an unwitting family man (Luke Wilson) crosses his path, he must defend himself and his family from evil incarnate on a joy ride from hell.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 8
- Fresh: 1
- Rotten: 7
- Average Rating: 2.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Writer-director Chris Fisher flirts with over-the-top exaggeration so often during Meeting Evil that auds might wish he'd gone all the way and dialed everything up to 11.
Rotten: Chris Fisher so over-directs his material that the action takes on the sheen of a parody or, at least, of a film that doesn't realize its cliches are being exaggerated to the point of absurdity.
Sleeping Alter Ego
It wasn't the best, but I wouldn't call it "stupid". Samuel L. always brings a unique and in this case scary performance. I thought the film is obviously to be left open to interpretation by not really ending with a concrete description of Samuel's character. This makes the story throughout loosely attached to reality and hard to understandf the motive of Samuel's character. I would have been fine with a clear ending, as it wouldn't have changed the events of the story.
The price is because it hasn't come out in theaters yet. The truth is - it is better to pay 9.99 for it now instead of watching it in theaters. The movie doesn't do a very good job of setting a mood... It goes too fast from one thing to another. Jackson doesn't sell his character very well nor does Wilson. There are a lot of scenes that seem rushed or forced and many that seem to not belong at all. It is important to remember that this is an adaptation of a book and so the scenery and emotions described in literature are impressive but seem rather dull when positioned on screen. The ending also fails so capture the sentiment it was going for. Rather dull.
Overall, an interesting movie in a sort of familiar genre. It does tend to leave the viewer with a "oh, what's going to happen next?" feeling. This due to Jackson's rather unpredictable nature in character and in acting. Maybe waiting for it to be 1.99 after coming out in theaters and then again on iTunes is the best option. Enjoy.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 2012
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