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The movie starts very well. It goes right to the chase: Short intro, good action opening and then to the main location and character.
In the near future (2028), Los Angeles is under heavy riots as a private company limits the water supply to the population. Several "high profile" criminals are taking shelter in a private hotel/hospital which specialized in this sort of service and is managed for over 20 years by a nurse (Judy Foster in good makeup) who keeps strict rules.
The movie starts really well (6.5/10) but loses momentum in the second act (5.5/10) and finishes in an anti-climax (5/10). With the exception of the plot, which doesn't hold this movie very well, all the other elements work great here: Good atmosphere, good pacing, good direction, good cinematography, good score, good acting and interesting characters.
This is like the little brother of SMOKIN' ACES (2006). I also got some vibes from THE SHINING (1980) and PANIC ROOM (2002).
Pretty good job for first time director Drew Pearce, who also wrote the script.
All in all, this is a pretty good movie. It could have been much better if the plot held through.
Too bad this movie doesn't have a wider release.
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