God’s Crooked Lines – Movie Review
Director: Oriol Paulo
Writer: Guillem Clua, Oriol Paulo (Screenplay)
Writer: Torcuato Luca de Tena (Novel)
- Barbara Lennie
- Eduard Fernandez
- Loreto Mauleon
- Javier Beltran
- Pablo Derqui
Plot: Follows a woman checking into a psychiatric ward to investigate a homicide.
Runtime: 2 Hours 34 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: God’s Crooked Lines starts as Alice Gould (Lennie) checks herself into a psychiatric hospital. Alice has gone undercover to investigate a murder in the ward. Her plan is to get close to the more stable patients and try to make a connection with the doctors.
As Alice’s investigation gets underway, she soon discovers that she is alone in it. The doctors believe her investigation is just part of her condition, leading to her own sanity becoming questioned.
Verdict on God’s Crooked Lines
God’s Crooked Lines is a mystery thriller that follows a woman investigating a homicide in a psychiatric ward. It sees her going undercover to investigate, only for her own sanity to become questioned by the doctors in the hospital.
This movie does a great job of keeping us guessing. It uses Alice’s confidence to make us believe her story while spinning this completely when one of the doctors gives their own story. The fact the story can flip between the two potential outcomes is engrossing, making us want to learn more about the story. There is plenty of ‘Shutter Island’ atmosphere created here, as it genuinely feels like the story could go either way.
The leading performance by Barbara Lennie is great, showing the paranoia created by her character. We see both sides of her story, as she plays it out as if she could be on either side of the outcome. The supporting cast is also great, helping give us clues to the truth.
Where to Watch: God’s Crooked Lines is available on Netflix now.
Final Thoughts – God’s Crooked Lines is a mystery that constantly keeps you guessing.