The Job

The Job (2017)

When five guys robbed a bank, they thought that the robbery itself was the hardest part of the job.

Release Date:December 8, 2017
Production Company:Endeavour Filmworks
Director:Hank Orion
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  • Abysmal
    January 12, 2018

    Watched on Amazon Prime.

    Having watched Orion's first feature film Despair, I was curious to see if he had improved. Despair wasn't good but it was at least a little bit ambitious and original than this awful film.

    After robbing a bank (Which we don't see and are only told this, no budget), a group of criminals are trapped in a room by an unknown party and told to wait. Yup. Wait. There's so little story it's insane that this film was stretched to 80 minutes, pacing is horribly slow and the dialogue is bad, really bad. When the characters aren't repeating the same lines of dialogue (What is this? What do we do now? What's going on?), the rest consists of swearing. I have absolutely no problem with swearing, but when it's overused to such an extent it just becomes utterly boring.

    On a technical side, the film struggles. Visually the film looks better than Despair, but most of the shots start to look the same after a while and it becomes uninteresting. The sound quality is utterly atrocious, filming in a big open warehouse for the whole film was not a good idea, the dialogue suffers from severe reverb and is hard to hear at times. In some scenes it sounded like the filmmakers tried to used some sort of anti reverb filter but it just sounded worse.

    Setting your whole film in one room is an interesting experiment and it can work if executed well. This film is thin, boring and painful to watch/listen to. Avoid.