The Hamiltons Review

the hamiltons reviewYear: 2006

Director: The Butcher Brothers (I know…)

Synopsis (from IMDb): Four young adult siblings try to fend for themselves after the mysterious death of their parents. But they harbor some dark secrets….

My Short Review: I’ve got mixed feelings about the Hamiltons. On one hand I did enjoy the mood of the whole movie and the characters are definitively interesting. On the other hand it’s too predictable (you can see the end and the supposed twists coming a mile away), boring in parts (the movie is a bit more than 80mn long but feels like a 100mn movie) and quite pointless.. It’s weird but not weird enough, it’s bloody but not gory..

I think this is the perfect example of a full feature that should have been part of an anthology or made into a 30mn short movie for maximum impact. As it is, it lacks emotional and/or visual power.

Rating: 4.5/10

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