On the 3rd Day (2021) Movie Review

On the 3rd Day – Suspenseful Mystery

On the 3rd Day poster

Director: Daniel de la Vega

Writer: Alberto Fasce, Gonzalo Ventura (Screenplay)

Starring: Mariana Anghileri, Octavio Belmonte, Arturo Bonin, Diego Cremonesi, Lautaro Delgado, Gerardo Romano, Osvaldo Santoro, Osmar Nunez

Plot: Cecilia and her son Martín have a car accident. On the third day after the crash, she wanders by herself on a lonely route and there is no clue of her son. She can’t remember what happened during this time and she is desperately looking for her son. On her quest she finds coincidences with her case and other police files, which seem to be acts of a brutal hunting. The circles goes round and Cecilia will end up facing a religious man, who is the responsible of this slaughter. For her, he is a lunatic. For him, Cecilia is the enemy.

Runtime: 1 Hour 25 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: On the 3rd Day starts when Cecilia (Anghileri) has a car accident with her son Martin (Belmonte) in the car. Waking up in a strange location without Martin around, Cecilia goes in search of answers.

Doctor Pastori (Delgado) is treating Cecilia in the hospital, as the police investigation starts. Fernando (Cremonesi) wants answers to where his son is, bringing in a police investigation to what happened. With the accident taking place three days earlier.

Thoughts onOn the 3rd Day’

Characters & Performances

Cecilia is the mother that is involved in the accident. She can’t remember what happened in the accident or where her son went. Making her a suspect in the investigation, she must convince her doctor to help her uncover the truth. This will put her through hypnosis to learn what happened.

Padre Enrique is the man that Cecilia has the accident with. He is transporting something, an object that strikes great fear in him. After the accident he must find what was in the case, showing a darker side to what he is doing.

Hernan Pastori is the doctor that Cecilia turns to for help. He does start by treating her, but is willing to listen to her story. Looking to find the truth about the missing boy.

The film does have great performances. Where Mariana Anghileri gives us the performances that will be both disturbing and uncontrolled.

Story

The story here follows a mother that is involved in an accident, waking up not knowing where her child is. This will give us a mystery that is slowly unfolding. Following two stories that meet in the middle, with a shocking conclusion.

As the mystery is unfolding, we will get an interesting story of the unknown. It is the side of the story following Padre, that will keep us guessing more. We know something unusual is going on, we just don’t know where it will end up going.  

Themes

On the 3rd Day is a horror mystery thriller that will dive heavily into the unknown. Making us wait to see what is in the box, we know it is something dangerous. We are held in suspense until the reveal. The film will use the time as part of the mystery, as we know that it has been three days since the accident. Sending us down the path to learn what happened in that time.

Final ThoughtsOn the 3rd Day is a tense suspenseful mystery, leaving us shocked by the end.

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