DVD Assumption of Risk

DVD Assumption of Risk
DVD Assumption of Risk

Run time: 97 min
Rating: 7.5
Genres: Mystery | Thriller
Director: Mark Kochanowicz
Writers: Wade Ballance, Mark Kochanowicz
Stars: Brian Anthony Wilson, Dan McGlaughlin, Frankie Faison
Cutting edge technology spawns an enterprise of unimaginable, greed which manipulates life and death as the ultimate profit-making tools.
Plot Keywords: death, evil corporation, insurance scam
Country: USA
Release Date: 28 March 2014 (USA)


  1. I've been thinking about how to classify this movie. It's got elements of a thriller, drama with a hint of sci-fi.

    Certainly entertaining and smart – better that a lot of indies I've watched lately.

    The lead actor is very believable as a 'damaged' character because of his sister's premature death.

    Without going into too much. the movie kept my attention and I felt like I wanted to go back and watch parts of it again to get some of the clues that were left along the way.

    The creators do a good job of not spoon feeding the viewer too much.

    Overall, I would recommend it to others.

  2. Okay, maybe I'm biased. But this true-independent thriller is more entertaining than many big budget films I've watched lately.

    It's got period elements, subtle humor, social significance, nice action that never goes over-the- top. It's smart, and by not ever dumbing down, it keeps the audience glued to the screen.

    Excellent cast local to the production City (Philadelphia) featuring many recognizable actors from recent TV and block-buster hits.

    And clearly, writer/director/producer/actor, Mark Kochanowicz, knows his way around a film set. His hands are all over this movie, Nice work.

    All in all, this is exactly what independent film should be- interesting, fresh, dynamic.

  3. If you like to see things blow up then this movie is not for you. But if you are a mystery film lover whom enjoys "peeling the onion layers" of clues away with the protagonist Wes Riemann (lead by the very competent actor Dan McGlughlin) then you are really going to enjoy the unique plot and twists of Assumption of Risk. Shot in a style reminiscent of the great suspense films of the 70s, director Mark Kochanowicz, explores the manipulation of life and death by a greedy corporation lead by Brensen Tol (Bill Chemerka). "The Wire" alumni actors, Brian Anthony Wilson, Frankie Faison and Christopher Mann round out the lead cast in this intriguing independent film.

  4. The entire composition of this film was successfully assembled to be very strong. All facets coordinated harmoniously – a tough thing to achieve. Scenes, music, acting, stunts, storyline, editing and all are top quality with plenty of variety and the result is an intensely riveting movie with even a few perfect twists of humor worked in. I especially enjoyed the distinctly different personae of the lead characters, and each of them has a lot of depth, making them feel real. I can relate to each of them. Also surprising is the level of quality achieved on a low budget. We are looking forward to watching it again to better pick up some of the intriguing subtleties, too.

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