Remedy of a Killer (2015) – By Loida Garcia

 

You’re a hitman.  She’s a hitman.  He’s a hitman.  Let’s all be hitmen!  Er… Hitmen and hit(WO)man…

Another film that someone had the bright idea would look great in black and white…. No, the answer to “should I film this in black in white?” is just NO!

Alright, the diner sequences are okay.  Aside from some hit or miss acting from the starlet the diner scene sounds good and looks okay.  Once we get into the flashback scenes it goes to hell.  The quality just drops tremendously!  Were there two different people directing and/or manning the camera for those?  Maybe the flashbacks were shot first while you were still working on figuring things out?  If you would have kept it at the diner, or at least kept that quality throughout your film overall would have been pretty good….even with the black and white (why?  why on earth would you do black and white?).

Script wise, I can see where you were going with this.  It certainly had its major weak points especially when it came to the conversations but it was okay.

I will give kudos for the composition of some of your shots.  Your actors looked crisp and your choice of angels during most of the film where good.  The audio was also of a decent quality, that alone raises the experience of this film by a bit.

The cheesiness was just a bit too strong though.  Too over the top for it to be serious and yet not over the top enough for it to be comedy.

I’m having such mixed feelings about this especially after the second time watching it.  When I first watched it I was ready to bash the shit out of it, but then I watched it again after reviewing an even worse quality film so I’m not feeling as strongly about this one now.

Ugh…I think I’m going to have to stay on the fence.  On one side I’m not a fan at all and on the other I can see how this might be able to be fleshed out into something that others might enjoy….

My Personal Review:

Rating Scale:  Movie Theatre, Redbox Rental, or Skip It — Skip It

Cheese Factor:  Vegan (no cheese), Taleggio, Limburger, Stinking Bishop —  Limburger