John’s living a normal life with a family, financial woes, infidelity, and boredom. When a stranger comes to his door looking for help everything suddenly changes. Now caught up in an insane path of violence with the stranger, John must decide how far he will go to save his family.
Luke Wilson (John), Samuel L. Jackson (Richie), Leslie Bibb (Joanie), Peyton List (Tammy), Muse Watson (Frank), Tracie Thoms (Latisha), Bret Roberts (Peter).
Meeting Evil begins with just enough backstory we start to think it might be a bit boring. About then the weirdness starts and things only get stranger from there. As John and Richie become more intertwined the twists keep coming.
Acting was decent with Jackson doing a great job as a menacing psycho. Wilson was good, appropriately weak at the beginning and powerful at the end. Bibb was a good addition to the film adding another dimension that was very entertaining. Thoms was also entertaining while the remainder of the cast was solid.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were well done and solid throughout the film with good attention to detail. Physical effects were well done, as was gore and action. Dialogue and sound were both good and the film moved along at a nice pace.
Overall Meeting Evil is a good crime action film that leaves just enough to the imagination, along with frequent jolts of insanity, to keep us engaged through the end of the film. Crime, action, and some drama fans will enjoy this quite a bit.
With violence and some foul language save this one for older teens and above.
Meeting Evil is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 3 out of 5
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