Choose (2010)

Choose (2010)
Director: Marcus Graves
Writers: Brandon Camp, Mike Thompson
Cast: Katheryn Winnick, Nicholas Tucci, Kevin Pollak, Richard Short, Bruce Dern
A journalism student tracks a killer with the help of her detective father and a therapist.
Somewhat of a missed opportunity this serial killer thriller. As a pretty good premise with the movies killer granting his victims the choice in their fate (like giving a teen the opportunity to pick either her mother or father to die, another time the killer gives a musician the choice of his hearing or hands). Sadly though its badly paced and you never really feel any emotion for the lead or any of the victims (shame as shes a great looking actress). Highlight of the film was seeing veteran actor Bruce Dern turn up as a prison psychologist who used the same choice method as a test for his inmates. Shame then that ultimately it fails as a thriller due to its lack of tension, and its not really gory or creepy enough to succeed as an horror. If they'd of worked harder on the script and got better performances out of the cast this could of been a real treat.
(5½ out of 10)

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