2050. Children are separated at birth from their parents at birth in the wake of a great economic collapse. Captain Carl Onoway (a fine performance by Justin Lewis) protects kids from being reunited with their parents, but starts to have second thoughts about his job after he remembers he had two children of his own taken away from him.
Writer/director Dallas Lammiman relates the absorbing story at a steady pace, ably crafts a bleak and despairing tone, makes good use of a desolate wintry landscape, and astutely pegs the emotional toll separating children from their parents takes on both parties. Moreover, Lammiman and screenwriter Greg Lammiman bring a refreshing sensitivity to the premise that gives this film a substantial amount of extra depth and poignancy. The sound acting by the capable cast keeps this movie on track: Scott Heatcoat as Onoway's chipper partner Lt. Andrew Turner, Rachel Peacock as Onoway's concerned and caring wife Wendy, Diana-Marie Stoltz as the strict Ms. Monks, Lewis Frere as the eager Sgt. Robertson, and Tavia Bertsch as sweet little girl Helen. A very nice and touching little film.
Reviewed by soumyadeep9801 / 10
Absolute B Grade movie, nothing impressive.. very dull and meaningless movie... Acting is horrible and storyline is not good
Reviewed by tocv1 / 10
Simply "an" horrible movie.
I could get past the fact that the technology 35 years in the future has the same menu interface from a 1990's era PDA. We have had the ability to project an image on walls or other surfaces for some time now. We can also manipulate the projected images with technology available 5 years ago. I could get past the fact that Equilibrium already did this type of movie and had much better production values... in 2002. I could get past the fact that two of the kids looked back and forth to the camera when reciting the "pillars of society". I could even get over the fact that between 08:57 - 09:00 you can clearly see both the camera's and camera man's reflection in the glare from the "futuristic" glass- the same kind used in schools since the 1950's.
What I cannot get over is that from 09:04 - 09:05 the CGI malfunctioned (?) as did the blue color filter used in the film. You are stuck watching the kids talking at a blank yellow wall, and can even see the child acting coach standing camera left. Then a moment later and CGI is back, the acting coach disappears, and blue color tone returns. This was my first time watching the "film" on a small TV screen. How did I catch these problems and the production team did not? I could not get past the 10 minute mark.
Oh and am I the only one to notice the only positive reviews coming from the same town in Canada where the film was produced. Interesting.......