“Suture” is a gorgeous looking film that borrows a lot from “Seconds”. By borrow, I mean it adds more racial subtext to the film, but that’s about it. Haysbert and Harris are strong in the lead roles, but the film remains as experimental as early Soderbergh. It doesn’t surprise me that Soderbergh ended up working as an executive producer on the film. The need to beat classification and challenge identity feels like it could’ve lined the background of any of his early films. But, what does it all mean when you look past its stunning cinematography?
If the central premise of why the brothers desire to switch identity can power you through the film, then you’ll enjoy what you’re seeing. However, this is going to annoy every casual viewer in your audience. I enjoy it as an experimental crime film and that works for me. It’s just that I’d consider it a lesser film due to the lack of its active narrative. But, Tackleberry shows up as a cop in a bit role. That counts for something, doesn’t it? DOESN’T IT?
- Deleted Scenes
- Short Film
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 2.0 stereo