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Faults (2014)

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A man who debunks mind control techniques as a profession must help a couple whose daughter has recently joined a cult.

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Riley Stearns

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Riley Stearns
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Cast

Credited cast:
Leland Orser ... Ansel
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Claire
Chris Ellis ... Dad
Jon Gries ... Terry
Lance Reddick ... Mick
Beth Grant ... Evelyn
Cruz Flores ... Hotel Staff
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzan Averitt ... Photo Studio Customer
Cindy Buck Cindy Buck ... Mother
David Chandler ... Waiter
Leonard Earl Howze ... Raymond
Davey Johnson ... Concierge
Kellie Matteson ... Jennifer
Amanda Saunders ... Receptionist
Nicholas Tucci ... James
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Washed-up and broke, an author whose books on mind control were once respected reluctantly helps a couple in deprogramming their daughter from the control of a cult named "Faults." But this assignment turns out to be more complicated than he had expected. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Изъяны See more »

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Snoot Entertainment See more »
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2.35 : 1
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This movie is directed by Mary Elizabeth Winstead's husband. See more »

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Ansel steals a 9V battery from the remote control in his hotel room, but the open battery compartment on the remote control can be seen to accept two AA cells, not a 9V. See more »

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Ansel: Fault is a fracture. It's a place where pressure builds until it releases
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Darkly comic, psychologically thrilling.
23 June 2015 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

I'll always remember Leland Orser for his nervous role as a surviving victim of Se7en's John Doe. I've probably seen him in bit parts since without realizing it's him, but Faults reveals his talent as he steps up to the task of a leading role. He's perfect as the cheap crook and Riley Stearns matches the darkly comic nature of his character with an ideal introduction. Stearns idiosyncratic style borrows from the best of modern cinema - the Coen brothers, Paul Thomas Anderson and Wes Anderson - but it pays off for a surreal, slightly stilted, but hilarious tone. Its premise of cult manipulation is immediately compelling, and it frames its story in a way that's offered skimmed over when it's portrayed on film and never committed to a full 90 minutes. Faults is a very confident debut, but it's a shame that the film wilts in its second half. It trades humour for a psychological thriller, and while it digs deeper into the characters, it loses its way by breaking its world. If only it didn't stumble in this final stretch, the twists in the ending could have had more impact. Still worth the watch.

7/10


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