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Shattered Blu-ray Review

“Shattered” is watchable despite being nothing you haven’t seen before.

Chris is in a rut. He may be absurdly wealthy, but he sold his company and is on the verge of a divorce. One day at a supermarket, he meets a stunning young woman named Sky whom he begins to fall for. In fact, she ends up taking care of him after he’s mugged. It all seems too good to be true. That’s because it is. It seems Sky is not so innocent and that she is plotting something for Chris.

Directed by Luis Prietto and scripted by David Loughery, “Shattered” is a slapped together thriller that borrows from classics like “Misery” and “Fatal Attraction.” It attempts to grab the viewer with sex appeal and twists and turns, but unfortunately, it’s all old hat. There’s nothing surprising in this movie and one can’t help but feel the movie could have been steamier. With all of that said, “Shattered” manages to hold your attention which is more than can be said for most Grindstone Entertainment releases. There’s an intensity and urgency to the movie that makes it an easy 92 minute watch.

The cast is a bit of a mixed bag. Cameron Monaghan is miscast and looks uncomfortable. Frank Grillo doesn’t show up til later in the movie, but he delivers the best performance here. Relative newcomer Lilly Krug is a bit uneven as Sky. Some of her acting is wooden early on, but she seems to be having a blast in the 2nd half of the movie as her seductive character takes a turn. Last, but not least there’s John Malkovich who gives one of his strangest performances as a nosy, perverted landlord. It’s a small role that really serves little purpose. It’s almost as if the character was created at the last minute just to find a role for Malkovich. Whatever the case may be, Malkovich is sure chewing up scenery here and the movie is better for it.


Presentation: 2.39:1 1080p. Grade: A-

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Grade: B

The only extras are a Digital copy, a trailer and a featurette titled “Mischief In The Mountains” The Story With Director Luis Prietto” which contains cast and crew interviews, film clips, and discussions about the film.

February 22, 2022 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , ,

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