DVD Critical Nexus

DVD Critical Nexus
DVD Critical Nexus

Run time: 93 min
Rating: 3.4
Genres: Thriller
Director: Tirf Alexius
Writers: Todd Heller
Stars: Karmann Bajuyo, Kiley Moore, Ron Lipski
A young woman’s pursuit of self-discovery and satisfaction turns deadly
Country: USA
Release Date: 13 September 2013 (USA)


  1. Uncritically noxious indeed. Painfully bad with pretentious, pseudo-philosophical ramblings and ultimately marred by tainted IMDb reviews which appear to come from the filmmakers or friends of.

    After having read the 'glowing' reviews, I decided to give this film a go. Silly me. I should have smelled the celluloid rat from the unusually high and positive ratings-not one bad review on IMDb? I now realise the ratings were fake. As a rule I have a distaste for most 'critics' but after watching this painful rubbish (and being mislead by fake reviews), I decided to become that which I despise: A Critic.

    As soon as I began watching I realised the script could have come from a 'Cut-Up' technique using The Sun (National Enquirer) for its content. Conceptually, there was initially some potential but this was quickly negated by the one-dimensional characters and terrible script. The acting was so wooden that alerts should have been sent to the Forestry commission. This film is laughable, apart form the fact it will rob you of 90 minutes of time you could spend doing something more productive like sticking pins in your eyes. There is a scene in a gym at 22:30/40 with a laughably stilted exchange between 'Mark', the 'amoral/moral porn producer'/detective/internet 'entrepreneur' and 'Charlie' which left me cringing for its epic failure. All the way through this filmic debacle, the soundtrack/background music was jarring-it just didn't fit, it seemed disjointed-(as did the acting, writing, sound, er…everything). It's like they just randomly plucked music from the 'cut 'n' paste hat'. It didn't work. The audio itself seemed like it was taken from a badly dubbed 70s Kung Fu flick. Worst of all were the vacuous, pseudo-philosophical ramblings that perpetuate this vapid, infantile mess. It seems like it's his first film after having just left college but that no excuse. The ending? Well, looks like they just gave up. I only wish it had come sooner or not at all. Beyond Good and Evil? Yup.

    When IMDb allows false ratings like this I find myself disappointed, disgusted and angry. I wasted 90 minutes of my life on this rubbish which only has a high rating because, coincidentally, all the 'reviewers': * All 7 people have ONLY 'reviewed' one film-this one; * Have all joined in the past 4 months; * All gave consistently high 'marks' * They ALL come from America/Chicago; and, no doubt, all have some connection to the film itself. Why don't you just have the courage of your celluloid convictions and NOT try to 'fix' the ratings. As 'Artists', and in this case I use that term very loosely, you should allow the 'work' to speak for itself, to stand on its OWN merit or lack thereof. That's what being an artist is all about- I'm an artist, a painter and photographer so I know all about 'baring one's soul'. Giving your own film these arbitrary rating does nothing but put people off any future endeavours. I only give it one out of ten because they don't allow lower or minus marking which would have been more appropriate for this sad, pretentious waste of space.

  2. Firstly, yes, all the 10-star reviews are fake. Duh.

    I'm lazy. Just read the only review from someone NOT associated with this community college style production, from reviewer Bartle Booth. It will save me having to repeat all the main points he already covered. He said everything worth saying. It's just another dreadful no-budget no-talent "film" shot on what appears to be consumer video equipment.

    "Digital" sounds much better, doesn't it? It's a video camera, nubs.

    The acting was beneath the level of what even non-actors are capable of, the writing/directing was straight-up Jr. High School, and the…..hehehehe….pains me to use the term for a project like this…."cinematography", was what you'd expect from people who haven't done it too many times before attempting this project. Editing and sound, also student-grade.

    Like the review from Bartle Booth mentioned, it would be utterly laughable, if it hadn't just wasted your time.

    Shame on them for masquerading as real film makers. There will be a price to pay for such dishonesty in the afterlife. Lord Jebus hates those who impersonate legit film professionals, and they are punished harshly. From what I recall in the old testament, they are doomed to writing/directing/acting in local TV PSA's for eternity. Which is getting off pretty lightly.

    And not west or east coast local TV either, Alabama TV! Like, "Ten reasons not to sleep with your sister". And, "Don't iron clothes while taking a shower". Not to mention: "Incontinence, don't let it slow you down." But don't take my word for it. See it! You'll wish you'd believed Bartle Booth's excellent review.

    Enjoy the afterlife, you film noobs!

  3. To be honest, there are some things about this movie that I didn't get. But I keep thinking about it. Like, I am not sure how her dad fits into things or if (how?) Mark knew Katie before she ran away.

    But here is what I know: a girl runs an internet sex show, and runs away from home. Two different guys are chasing her, one of which wants to murder her and one of which wants to … well, his motives are kind of mysterious. They don't know where she is headed but are trying to figure it out based on things she says on her webcam.

    It is a sexy movie, but not really in the way I thought it was going to be. This movie will really make you think.

  4. I recently had seen Critical Nexus at the New 400 Theater, not knowing what to expect. I watched the trailers and was intrigued, as I find myself looking for a movie that "hasn't been done before" or of a different story than the typical "Hollywood film". This film nailed that! It was a thought provoking film that was edgy and a completely different film than the overdone, typical Hollywood story lines. If you are looking for a great movie to see that is edgy, full of thrills, and will keep you involved until the end of film, I would highly encourage you to see this film. I know I will be watching it again as soon as it comes out on demand.

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