Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Film Review: MONOCHROME (2018)
MONOCHROME ** UK 2018 Dir: Thomas Lawes 110 mins
In charge of the investigation to track down what is eventually dubbed “The Countryside Killer” is an agent from the UK’s newly launched equivalent of the FBI, sporting a medical condition that gives him unique detecting skills. Violently taking her contempt for the filthy rich to its natural zenith, Woodcock is the most engaging aspect of this creaking, cliched police procedural drama, and the film has a feint pulse during the darkly comic tableau left in the wake of her brutal game of Spin The Bottle. James Cosmo also has fun with his short-lived turn as a grumpy rich artist in the Cotswolds, but the duff voiceover narration from the two opposing leads is so lame (sample profundity: “Hatred is like a bacterial disease…”) and the pace so slack, that genuine interest flags pretty early on.
Review by Steven West