Film review: Welcome to Curiosity

Gangsters

Gangsters - Credit: Archant

Curiosity, it’ll get you every time.

The world’s first equity crowdfund film; made by a director during his bail period before having to serve a three and half year prison sentence for an historical mortgage fraud; let’s have a look at that. I’m a proper mug ain’t I?

The story starts with a psycho escaping, the shock of which is slightly undercut by the fact that every other inhabitant of Cornish village Curiosity seems to be some kind of sociopath.

Darren Ripley’s script is a hectic mishmash of favourite films; a multi-stranded narrative stringing together a heist, a small kid trying to find a serial killer, a wimpy salesman falling under the spell of a callous hitman, and nowhere enough time to do justice to any of them.

The acting is variable, but for a film that cost £200,000, it looks pretty slick. It’s not terrible, but it doesn’t work on any level.


You may also want to watch:


3/5

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus