Sight and Sound - 02/01/2001
"...A striking visual design....The soundtrack uses well-chosen snatches of grunge music..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/22/2000
"...It is the kind of movie that lives and breathes....It contains excellent things....The story is a dark, juicy melodrama..."
Uncut - 08/01/2001
"A dark, disorienting look at the dysfunction that simmers beneath the shiny surface of American suburbia..."
In director Robert Schmidt's adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (the "in Suburbia" is Schmidt's addition), the role of the protagonist is played not by a troubled young man who kills his landlady, but by a teenage girl (Monica Keena) who murders an older man who has been molesting her. The punishment, rather than a police interrogation and exile to Siberia, is a series of psychological discussions with a common cop who has a romantic interest in her. An interesting take on an old story, the film raises the nagging moral questions: When is a crime justifiable' and How does the punishment fit the crime'
Los Angeles, California |
Murder Investigations |