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Friday, 9 June 2017

Rupture (2016)

A single mother (Noomi Rapace) is kidnapped and mysteriously tested on in this indie sci-fi thriller. Everything in the first half of Rupture is satisfactory and well played out. From the dysfunctional family dynamic to the initial conflict to the enigmatic agenda of the kidnappers and the eventual attempts to escape. Up to that point, the film succeeds in holding your attention and keeping you on the edge of your seat. It's only in the latter half when more and more light is shed on the ridiculous twist where the story loses its traction. The less than stellar CG effects add to the growing disappointment. I suspect Secretary director Stephen Shainberg's involvment attracted the decent cast. Unfortunately, Rupture is not only a waste of talent but a waste of time.

1½ worst fears out of 5

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