Every Time I Die (2019) Movie Review


Director: Robi Michael

Writer: Gal Katzir, Robi Michael (Screenplay)

Starring: Drew Fonteiro, Marc Menchaca, Melissa Macedo, Tyler Fleming, Michelle Macedo

Plot: When Sam is murdered in a remote lake, his consciousness begins to travel through the bodies of his friends in an effort to protect them from his killer. This dark passage leads him on a greater journey – discovering his own true identity.

Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Every Time I Die starts when Sam (Fonterio) gets to go on a weekend retreat with his ex-girlfriend Mia (Melissa Macedo), her new boyfriend Tyler (Fleming) and Sam’s best friends Jay (Menchaca) and Poppy (Michelle Macedo), only he is haunted by the death of his little sister, until Tyler confronts him and murders him.

Sam’s mind wakes up in the body of Jay’s as he looks to stop the killer from hurting the rest of his friends.

Thoughts on Every Time I Die

Characters – Sam is the man that sees the love of his life moving on with her own, while living with the regret that he never managed to save his little sister, when he gets into a fight, he is murdered, leading him to transport into the body of one of his friends to try and capture his murderer. Jay is the friend that Sam returns inside, where he is the best friend that welcomes Sam to the time away. Mia is the ex-girlfriend that Sam is still in love with, she has her own new boyfriend while still have feelings for Sam. Tyler is new boyfriend that doesn’t take too kindly to Sam being around, or the returns.

PerformancesThe performances in the film are strong with each actor bringing the change required when it comes to having Sam take over their body.

StoryThe story here follows a young man that finds himself murdered, only to wake up in a friends body, needing to prove who killed him before they go after his friends. This is an interesting idea for a story, because it dives deep into the ideas of reincarnation and protection of friends, while showing difficult it could be to convince someone of a bigger problem of a murderer going around. It keeps us guessing into who Sam will return into and why there is such a big plot point around what happened to his younger sister. You will be kept guessing and it will ask bigger questions about life too.

ThrillerThe thrilling side of the film does keep us guessing to what will happen and how the truth could come out.

SettingsMost of the film does remain inside the retreat location, which will offer different perspectives of the characters.

Scene of the Movie – Sam’s true identity.

That Moment That Annoyed Me – It does bring us a slower start, with everything taking longer to get into the mystery.

Final ThoughtsEvery Time I Die is an interesting thriller that will keep us guessing, with strong performances throughout, only it does take a while to get going.

Every Time I Die will be available across all major streaming and Digital Platforms from 26th October

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