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The Other Side

     Just your everyday classic tale of redemption, love, and demonic bounty hunters. But seriously, after you peel away the outer layer of low budget production and the annoying score, this movie really starts to shine.

    Like I earlier mentioned, this movie has almost a "made for t.v." type production style, but don't let that turn you off, the story alone was more than enough for me to stay interested. It features a plot based around escaped occupants of Hell running from demonoid bail bondsmen, all the while our "on the lamb from hell" main character is multi-tasking his way towards an answer to the mystery of his missing girlfriend, of whom he happens to be accused of killing. Well acted, eh, I wouldn't quite go that far, but I will say that the dialogue is well written and the cast is endearing enough to make up for any miscues they might have. And the small bits of comedy tossed around for good measure don't hurt the film in the slightest.

   Make-up effects are limited, with the "bounty hunters" just being grey faced humans with dark eye shadow, but the gore is good, despite most of it being played around a lot of slight of hand and angle playing to avoid any direct shots of the carnage, just bloody and simple. There is however a bit of CGI, but I'll give 'em a pass because they didn't lean on it too heavily throughout the film.

   Now, I'm goona go out on a limb and say that probably somewhere around half of you that read this will like this movie, it's definitely not super accessible, but I liked it and I'm standing by it.

7/10 detached retinas

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