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The Rook

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A religious detective investigates the murder of a young woman in a mystery rife with codes, ambiguous messages, and cryptograms, each more puzzling than the last. Stars Martin Donovan (USA Networks "Traffic" mini series, Insomnia, Living Out Loud)

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Strange, Memorable and Interesting

Overall rating: 
 
3.5
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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I checked this out from my local library, now I am thinking of adding it to my collection. I personally quite like the use of "modern technology" mixed with the older clothing. The industrial office type scenes brought Winston Smith's office in 1984 to my mind. The styling of the costumes and sets were well done and I felt like it added a lot to the story.

The mystery of the film is interesting, although I wasn't quite satisfied with the ending. I wanted just a bit more for Donovan's character. There is a bit of humor laced into the film as well - the desk on the track scene. My husband and I still laugh about that now and then, and whenever I hear a snappy saxophone playing something similar to the music in the film at that point, I see the scene in my minds eye, what a hoot!

This film is definitely not for everyone, but if you enjoy seeing something different, with an artistic approach as opposed to the cliche Hollywood model, I think you would appreciate this film.