Some people said they had no idea why the beginning was in the movie. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS A GREAT FILM. Her character is both a police officer and was in the military, so she should know how to handle herself. Audience Reviews for Beneath the Leaves. Detective Shotwell may be a good aim, but she's not well liked in her department, for reasons the movie doesn't care to explain; she does have a quiet affair going with her partner, which is about to make it hard to do her job. A by-the-book script and stiff direction fail to milk any suspense from this scenario and, in the absence of thrills, the picture's heavy focus on the long-lasting impact of trauma is suffocating. Who was the motel clerk and the killer in the end? For a long time, the story kept me engaged and a lot of the characters worked really well, while others didn’t really do it for me. He even has another feature film already in post-production as I write this review. Review: Beneath the Leaves. All rights reserved. Four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a warm-eyed psychopath. With two such fine actors in a film, it is bound to be good, right? IT IS ONLY ONE HOUR THIRTY MINUTES. He’s doing what the director asks of him. Beneath the Leaves is out on Netflix now. There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. Read more about the good and bad in our Beneath the Leaves review below and watch it on Netflix how. Yet again, the movie is based on a story by Marino with a screenplay by Barsoom and Wallner, so clearly this was a partnership that worked well for the three of them. Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. Vous pouvez lire la critique complète où il a été mis en ligne. You decide what you watch as always. His role is merely a marketing ploy to get people to watch but his role isn't very big. Whitley likes killing kids so they can rejoin their biological parents in the afterlife, or something like that, evidently not minding that many foster kids' real parents were well worth escaping. So predictable and pointless. This is writer-director Adam Marino's first feature film, and he cast Paul Sorvino and Mira Sorvino not as father-daughter, but as Police Captain and Detective. | Cookie Settings. The thriller stars Mira Sorvino and Doug Jones along with several others. |, February 7, 2019 On the whole, Beneath the Leaves functions as a mean little thriller with a tight enough plot Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 Top Critic. All rights reserved. One is Detective Brian Larson (Kristoffer Polaha) who is pulled off the case. Cast: Mira Sorvino, Kristoffer Polaha, Christopher Backus, Paul Sorvino, Doug Jones, Ser'Darius Blain, Melora Walters, Aaron Farb This particularly goes for (most of) the adult versions of the four boys who were kidnapped. All rights reserved. The actual ending of Beneath the Leaves was ultimately disappointing.