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Static Review (2012)


Category: Thriler/ Drama
Actors: Milo Ventimiglia, Sarah Shahi, Sarah Paxton
Duration: 83 min
Rated: 15

You might like this movie if you enjoyed:
Panic Room (2002), The Strangers (2008), In their Skin (2012),

The story in one sentence: A couple which is haunted by its son’s death gets an unecpected visitor in the middle of the night.

Storyline: Addie (Sarah Shahi) and Jonathan (Milo Ventimiglia) seem to live a very sad and grey life since their little son drowned. They barely talk to each other and feel disconnected. While Jonathan is desperately trying to finish a book, Addie doesn’t seem to let go of the tragedy that ripped their life apart. One night a woman (Sarah Paxton) knocks on their door and claims to be followed by someone. They let her in and offer her to spend the night. But then the strangest things begin to happen.

Review: The color treatment of the movie is very dark and almost dull which definitely sets the mood. The audience is sucked into a sad environment and the two lead characters give this sadness the final touch. When the movie started I was instanty reminded of the movies The Strangers and In their Skin. The Strangers was one of the few movies that actually scared the living hell out of me. I actually had to watch an episode of The Simpsons just to be able to sleep. In their Skin on the other hand started off interesting but turned out to be a huge disappointed with no real conclusion.
So I thought, ‘either you will be scared and can’t sleep tonight or bored and disappointed’. I think Static had great suspense and unlike other critics I am really pleased with the ending because it was different. But the tranformation of the idea was a bit disappointing; the dialogues were cheesy sometimes, the movie was filled with cliches like horror movies from the 90’s and early 2000, and there were a few non- significant errors (example: in one moment Sarah Paxton’s hair is wet, in the same moment but different cut her hair is dry).
Static is a supenseful drama which offers a nice cinematography and an interesting conclusion. But if you expect a lot to happen you shouldn’t watch it.

My rating: 5/10

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