An Eye For An Eye Is Never Good Enough.....Never
Bound by duty, undercover narcotics agent Brad Miller is brought in to infiltrate and convict one of the midwest's largest drug distributers.
I have been fortunate enough to view this short thriller from the writer/director of 'I Think I Just Saw The Devil', 'Iowa' and 'Helpless'.
The trend of producing taunt, claustrophobic, character driven thrillers continues with this latest offering. At 45 minutes, it’s crying out, as with all the shorts produced by Global View Productions, to be a longer feature.
The performance from the central protagonist, Adam Meirick is riveting and the film really comes into its own once his purpose turns from justice to cold blooded revenge. He is supported by a fantastic cast.
The ending is very satisfying but I would have loved to have seen what became of Brad after his thirst was quenched. Submerged into a world he didn’t want to be in and losing the very thing which he entered the situation for has left him a completely different character, a shadow of his former self. His transition from good cop to bad cop makes for a fascinating character study.
The main strength of the piece is the narrative structure. The opening sequence hooks us in and when we are returned to it with a clear vision it marks to close of the characters arc, story and purpose and throws us straight into another one.
Inspired by the likes of Tarantino and the Coen brothers, this thriller offers a range of interesting and complex characters thrown together into an emotional rollercoaster.
'Revenge' is a dark, twisted insight into the complexity of human nature and definitely worth a look.
Narcotics Agent Brad Miller (Adam Meirick) finds himself over his head while trying to gather enough evidence to convict Willie Caesar (Zack Williams).