What’s even the point of this film? A film about a group of killers attending a support group with each one recounting their own stories is a decent idea on its own, but the end result is a slow, ponderous slog that thinks it’s much cleverer than it is, but it just comes off as completely amateurish.
The film is supposedly building up to some sort of crescendo where all these characters’ storylines are meant to tie together thanks to plenty of twists and turns along the way, but instead of resulting in gasps, groaning is the only emotional response. None of the characters have any depth or nuance to them, and despite some good stars being thrown in like MyAnna Buring and Tim McInnerny, none of them breathe life into it. Gary Oldman gets top billing, and he only gets the equivalent of 15 minutes of screen-time, while Jessica Alba gets a glorified cameo in the film’s opening minutes.
Near the end of it all, the film attempts to make proceedings trickier and more complicated, but by that point you’ve completely given up and stopped caring since you’ve already been bored into submission. What else is there to say about this, other than why does this even exists at all? The plot is unengaging, the characters are neither intriguing or watchable, and while some of the names attached to this may appear enticing you shouldn’t be fooled by that in the slightest. This is pretty much a complete misfire and one to be avoided at all cost.
Dir: Martin Owen
Scr: Martin Owen, Elizabeth Morris, Seth Johnson
Cast: Tommy Flanagan, Rhyon Nicole Brown, Jessica Alba, Gary Oldman, MyAnna Buring, Michael Socha, Tim McInnerny, Sam Hazeldine
Prd: Kirsty Bell, Matt Williams
DOP: Håvard Helle
Music: Roger Goula
Run time: 95 mins
Killers Anonymous will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 26th