Repeaters (2010)

logoDirector: Carl Bessai

Writer: Arne Olsen (Screenplay)

Starring: Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Richard de Klerk, Alexia Fast, Gabrielle Rose, Hrothgar Mathews

 

Plot: A gritty mind-bending thriller about three twenty-somethings who find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.

 

Verdict: What would you do?

 

Story: We start by meeting our group of drug rehab members who are given the tasks to go out on a day pass to try and make up for the mistakes they have made while using. The days all go badly for our three heroes, but when they wake up the next day, they get a chance to re-live that day again. The group start to take advantage of their chance to re-live the same day over and over. After they had their fun they start to look at trying to make sense of what happened but when one starts to become darker the friendship starts to get pushed to the limits as the friends continue to get stuck in the time loop going further and further as each day happens.

This poses the old interesting question of ‘what would you do?’ if you were given the same day over and over. What this looks at is how the power of the repeating can go to someone’s head and shows how far he will go knowing whatever he does will be erased in the morning. It does offer a couple of plot holes which fail to get answered and with no real explanation to what is going on really leaves the repeating point up in the air. In the end it turns into a slightly random film that does try to offer the same sort of questions you would see but fails to looks at any real answers and focuses too much on how things could change someone. (5/10)

 

Actor Review

 

Dustin Milligan: Kyle Halsted member of the rehab facility who has made mistakes leading to his sister to not want anything to do with him. He keeps trying to make amends for what he did but with Weeks causing problems he gets pushed to the limits every time he repeats. Dustin gives a solid performance but doesn’t quite look ready to be a leading actor. (5/10)

 

Amanda Crew: Sonia Logan member of the facility whose last remaining family member dies leaving her in the facility re-living his death over and over. She has to face her past to get through the problem. Amanda gives a solid performance but we fail to see how much she changes because of what happens. (5/10)

 

Richard de Klerk: Michael Weeks member of the facility whose problems have left his father in jail and wanting him dead. He snaps and starts going further and further each time he repeats, committing worse crimes until he ends up having a showdown with Kyle. Richard gives a good performance and is the highlight of the film. (7/10)

 

Support Cast: Be it the people who have had their lives affected by the group and have to make amends for mistakes before the chance is going to be gone forever.

 

Director Review: Carl Bessai – Good idea with the repeating style but leaves a few too many loose ends for a solid time travel idea for a film. (5/10)

 

Action: Each time they return a new action sequence happens, pushing the levels to the next time. (8/10)

Thriller: You are left to wonder what will happen next time they repeat. (8/10)

Settings: Each setting is used to create the repeat to have different effects. (7/10)

Suggestion: This is one to try, it would be enjoy by the time travel fans but could leave them asking a few questions. (Try It)

 

Best Part: Weeks turning dark.

Worst Part: Too many questions left unanswered.

Favourite Quote: ‘See you this morning’

 

Believability: No (0/10)

Chances of Tears: No (0/10)

Chances of Sequel: No

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

Tagline: What would you do?

 

Overall: Wake, Fight, Kill, Repeat

Rating 54

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