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Film Review: ’Accident’

Author: Luqman Ahmed Updated: 12:15 01-12-2017

Director: Dan Tondowski

Cast: Roxane Hayward, Stephanie Shield, Tyrone Keogh, Keenan Arrison

Age Restriction: 16 LV

Genre: Action, Thriller

Runtime: 92 minutes

Release Date: 01 December 2017

Accident scores 1/5

Never get in a car with strangers because it may lead to disaster; and that is exactly what awaits best friends Jess (Stephanie Shield) and Caroline (Roxane Hayward) in this South African thriller.

The duo, on their way to a music festival, hitch a ride with two strangers named Fred (Tyrone Keogh) and Thomas (Keenan Arrison).

Disaster soon strikes as the car is involved in a serious accident, leaving the passengers trapped inside the overturned vehicle.

Jess, Caroline, Fred and Thomas are forced to put aside their differences in order to escape from this perilous situation.

Accident is yet another local production disguised as an international film, as it utilises an American setting and characters.

Written and directed by Dan Tondowski, Accident features an intriguing concept that never quite reaches its full potential, choosing instead to blow up a balloon and drag the idea into a tedious, melodramatic, action-packed mess. The result: a dull, uninspired and stagnated plotline that will bore you to tears.

And the terrible acting only makes matters worse as the cast cannot seem, in anyway, to pull off those fake American accents.

Overall; Accident feels like a student film based on its choppy editing, sloppy camera work, unrefined visuals, poor picture quality, and let's not forget the paper thin characters that are hard to root for.

However; there is at least one silver lining which is no doubt the impressive fight choreography, as well as the film's scenic locations.

Verdict: Accident squanders its potential concept in favour of a plot that stagnates into nothing more than a dull mess, with terrible performances and rough camera work.

Published: 08:45 01-12-2017

Posted by on December 1, 2017.

Categories: Movies

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