Hope

Hope ★★

Poorly directed and eye roll-inducing, I spent my time watching this alternately fidgeting in my seat and putting my head in my hands. This feels like a made for TV movie. Maybe it's the distracting way the camera is always moving slightly even during a scene where characters are not moving themselves, or the obnoxious spinning canted angles. Perhaps it's the script where nothing seems to actually happen yet what does is exactly as you'd expect, e.g. the parents of the suspect getting harassed by reporters and disaffiliated with by neighbors and coworkers. Or maybe it's the melodrama mixed with poor directing/ acting choices: did the director tell the actors playing the police officers to act like robots or...? It's probably all of these working together to create what I'd call a bad movie. Skip this one.

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