Monday, February 15, 2016

36 Saints (2013)


Number Rolled: 6
Movie Name/Year: 36 Saints (2013)
Tagline: Are you one of them?
Genre: Thriller
Length: 81 minutes
Rating: R
Production Companies: Active Fox Productions
Producer: Peter Bobrow, Jeffrey De Serrano, Joey Dedio, Franky G, Frances Lozada, Richard Pleban, Mareo Ryan
Director: Eddy Duran
Writer: Jeffrey De Serrano, Joey Dedio
Actors: Franky G, Jeffrey De Serrano, Donna McKechnie, Jaime Tirelli, Britne Oldford, Tyrone Brown, Matthew Daddario, Aja Naomi King, Chris Riggi, Alesandra Assante, Allan Louis, Laverne Cox, Raul Casso, Mihaela Kolich, Joey Dedio

Blurb from Netflix: When unconnected people begin turning up murdered in Manhattan, police discover a horrifying truth about the killer’s motives.

Selina’s Point of View:
You know what? No. Just no.

This movie was awful. Everything about was just terrible. The story, the acting, the script, the setting, the continuity, the costumes… it was all ridiculous. The movie even managed to score Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black, Grand Street, Grandma), which should have elevated the film to new heights… but the creators didn’t utilize her correctly. Cox might have single-handedly been able to put some good into this film if she’d been given a better part. Instead, her presence made it even more clear how terrible everyone else was.

Don’t waste your time. I’m certainly not wasting a second more on this film.

Cat’s Point of View:
I looked up 36 Saints to see whether or not it was something I could watch with or around my daughter. IMDB.com described this movie as “Se7en (1995) meets The Da Vinci Code (2006)...”

I wish I hadn’t seen that; because it set up an expectation for this film that it just utterly failed to deliver on.

I was so bored. The whole thing was stilted, slow, and poorly acted. Needless to say, I didn’t like it.

The concept that was promised was actually quite interesting. I think so much more could have been done with the story.

Unfortunately, it just felt like some jumpy game of connect the dots rather than cohesive storytelling. There wasn’t anything to draw me in. I couldn’t inhabit that world, and the disconnect was just too great to overcome.

I saw some familiar faces in this film, but I feel it would do them more injustice to mention them. They’ve moved on with their careers to more successful things.

This is one I’d recommend only as a candidate for Netflix to drop in their next purge.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 17%

Netflix’s Prediction for Selina – 1.5/5
Selina’s Trust-the-Dice Score1/5

Netflix’s Prediction for Cat – 1/5
Cat’s Trust-the-Dice Score1/5

P.S. Some added information during the credits, not a scene… just information.

P.S.2. Trust-the-Dice has contacted IMDB in the hopes that they will remove the misleading sentence comparing 36 Saints to Se7en (1995) and The Davinci Code (2006).

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