Film Review "Resolution"

Resolution_OneSheetDirector: Justin Benson, Aaron Scott Moorhead
Cast: Peter Cilella, Vinny Curran, Kurt David Anderson, Emily Montague, Skyler Meacham, Zahn McClarnon
Distributed by: Tribeca Film
Rating: Not Rated
Run time: 93 minutes

Our Score: 3 out of 5 stars

I was drawn to this film since it looks like a nice blend of dark humor with horror. I have to admit I am still not sure if I liked this film or not. I know that it wasn’t terrible since I was drawn to the screen and interested at least. Actors Vinny Curran and Peter Cilella did a fantastic job, since literally this is a character piece. The film takes place in an isolated cabin and it is all them and them dealing with their own personal demons. Is this film horror? Well not really. It has certain aspects of it but it never really pays off. I would really put it in the psychological thriller genre.

“Resolution” is the story about two friends. One of them is a junkie that is swatting alone in an isolated cabin. His friend arrives and chains him to the wall and forces him to quite cold turkey.  Both of them start finding out that they might not be alone when they find that someone is filming them.  They start finding out more about where they are staying and realizes that their might be mysterious forces.  So not only are the two dealing with their personal demons, they could also be dealing with the unknown.

The film feels a little bit like found footage but isn’t really. Since the film is very low budget, I think that they are able to still deliver an interesting project. The script was very original and had a lot of good aspects but missing the big payoff. I would have liked to see a bit the horror aspects of this film developed out more. Is it worth seeing? I would say watch the trailer and see what you think from there. The poster is aiming to look like “The Evil Dead”, if you go in expecting that you will be disappointed. If you are looking for a real character driven indie with some creepy aspects then you might enjoy it.

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