Saturday, April 26, 2008

Murderous Intent (2006) NR - 2½ Stars

This movie was also marketing with the title "Like Minds". Alex (Eddie Redmayne) is a smart 16 year old living in an upscale elite private school for boys where his dad (Patrick Malahide) is headmaster. But he lets another boy gets inside his head and a murder take place.

Alex has always had his own room in this school until, Nigel (Eddie Sturridge) becomes his roommate. Nigel is a strange sort of boy. His hobby includes practicing taxidermy at night and leavings spare dissected parts in jars on shelves and he draws their bodies in his journal. He's the kind of boy that gives you the creeps. Nigel believes Alex is his partner in crime based on mysterious historical texts of the "Knights Templar". Alex feels that Nigel has somehow been able to enter his mind. But when Nigel is found dead from a gun wound down by the train station, Alex is charged with his murder.

Sally Rowe (Toni Collette) is a psychologist who interviews Alex. Sally doesn't really believe the boy has committed the crime but it's hard to tell if he has gotten to her too.

Darclight Films
Director: Gregory Read
Writer: Gregory Read
Producers: Jonathan Shteinman, Carol Hughes, Piers Tempest
I viewed 10/07

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