Ice Blues (2008)

RON OLIVER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0

Canada/USA, 2008.  Shavick Entertainment, here! Films, Blue Productions.  Screenplay by , based on the book by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

What should have been a fun adaptation of the detective novel by Richard Stevenson is a flat, completely uninteresting caper with no heat or mystery. does his best to put some energy into a lifeless script, as a private investigator who is drawn into a complex mystery when his attorney boyfriend accepts a three million dollar donation to a pet project charity; soon afterwards he finds the donor dead and himself being chased by bad guys for the money.  Stepping in to help out, Allen is himself soon on the run as the two of them do their best to outwit the bad guys and keep their heads attached to their bodies. It sounds a lot more enjoyable than it is; sadly, the direction is wooden, the dialogue is awful and there isn’t even any juicy sensuality to make up for what a complete dud it is.

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