THE TICKET REVIEWED
“The Ticket” could’ve been so much better. But, the film boasts amazing performances from Dan Stevens and Malin Akerman. It’s just what else? The story of an individual getting an ability back isn’t that new anymore. When Dan Stevens’ character gains his vision back, the film hits the usual notes. What has our disabled hero been missing before the film started? Is his life truly his life now that he has vision?
The answers don’t come that fast, as they are usually replaced with even more questions. It’s a film about faith that never sticks that third act landing. Dan Stevens finds a film that didn’t need to exist within a look about restored ability. So, what does it all mean? Ultimately nothing.
It’s been awhile since I first watched this movie and not much has changed. While I love the Twilight Zone and formats that play around with simple twists of fate, this film was narrow. There was an era when you could elevator pitch a movie to two hours of completion. I feel that there was so much lost momentum here, but maybe we’ll get to see a second stab at it? Oh well, Dan Stevens is still great in it.
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track