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21 EYES
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Lee Bonner

Starring:
Rebecca Mader
Nestor Serrano
Chance Kelly

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
A couple of cops try to piece together a seemingly open-and-shut case regarding diamonds and of course, murder by viewing the scene of the crime through 20 various camera angles of the security system in the house.
Is it good movie?

It's difficult to say whether or not this movie compares to anything else i've seen, because this one really isn't like anything i've ever seen.

The flick breaks down like this: 90 minutes of angle after angle of the same scenes, with a couple of voice actor 'cops' going over their theories and ideas as to the truth behind the case. The premise is intriguing, and is carried off well enough. The acting in the scenes is decent, although the voice actors are sort of hammy and clearly sound like a couple of actors in a soundproof recording studio.

That being said, the movie's actually pretty neat. I wouldn't watch it again, and I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to someone, but it's quite well done for what it is. The story keeps you guessing, and you're never quite sure what the truth is. So, the movie works. It sets out to keep you guessing, and offer a unique experience, and succeeds on those fronts.
Video / Audio
Our video comes to us in 1.33:1 widescreen, and is as grainy and blurry as security camera footage can be.

We get a 5.1 Dolby Digital track which also sounds just fine.
The Extras
Extras are scarce on this one.

We get a whopping ten minute feature called The 22nd Eye: The Making of 21 Eyes which is pretty bland, filmmakers and actors quickly talking about their processes and how the film came together. No film's 'making of' can be done justice in 10 minutes!

Other than that, we get The Heist (the case footage), from 5 camera angles. This is a neat little feature that is fun to watch after the movie ends, where you can catch 'ohh, I see' moments you might not have picked up on after the movie's been all solved for you.

Finally we get a trailer, and a still gallery.
Last Call
21 Eyes gets some ahem.."mad props" for its concept, and if you like DIY detective work and spouting out conspiracy theories with your buddies, i'd give this a shot.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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