Running Time: 2 mins
The Lost Detective is a British film about a detective, down and out after numerous failed cases, who discovers a mysterious kidnapping, and sets out to solve the case and redeem himself.
This was a good, fun, if not a bit gritty, film. Some great ingenuity for a lot of the camera work and more gruesome scenes by Adam Zinkin and Tilda Rawls, while it had a fast-paced and exciting story that left me on the edge of my seat while watching it.
Somewhat more dark, while also still ridiculously idiotic, this film was a nail-biting experience that left you stuck in two minds about what you predicted it to come out as.
Switching between the story of the detective and the kidnappees (if that’s a word), it gives you a good idea of the whole story and really ramps up the tension as the film nears its climax.
Performance-wise, also very strong. Tori McBride’s farcical running, Zach Ward-Elms’ terrifying evil laugh, Rachel Perryer’s screaming, Emma Marshall’s secretarial work, Tilda Rawls’ kidnapping skills, Alex Walker’s ability to not laugh while he’s being kidnapped and Anthony Cullen’s orange tie, it was all good fun, so that’s why this gets an 8.2.