THE PLOT THUS FAR
A top executive is killed in an apparent suicide leap from the skyscraper headquarters of Gault Capital. But when the dead man’s loyal protégé Jane Porter (Sarah Butler of I Spit Your On Grave) uncovers some startling criminal evidence, the corporation calls in their crisis manager (D.B. Sweeney of Taken 2 and Fire in the Sky) to silence her forever. He will trap Jane in an elevator between floors. It is a holiday weekend in the empty building. And for one desperate woman, surviving a cold-blooded killer may now mean a very long drop to the ground floor. Ian Gomez (Cougar Town) and screen legend Malcolm McDowell (The Artist, A Clockwork Orange) co-star in this intense suspense thriller from the producers of the Halloween and Final Destination movies.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Free Fall” is a corporate thriller. Basically, a woman finds out that her hero has been murdered. The company doesn’t like this, so they strand the junior detective on an elevator during a Holiday Weekend. While this would normally be a case for the Scooby Gang, somebody discovered that D.B. Sweeney hasn’t gotten many choice roles in awhile. Thus, we have a movie.
The woman in the box angle holds the interest for about thirty minutes. After that, I find myself begging D.B. Sweeney to take his career to the next level and murder this bitch. The film is infuriating in a way that befalls all thrillers of this nature. That being said, I can’t act like the film didn’t impress me during its 90 minutes. While it’s not for everyone, it would make a great Redbox rental for your parents.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette as the sole special feature. The 1080p transfer is strong enough. The Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track does what it can to keep the action alive. That being said, it’s still a fixed location movie. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
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