Regression (2015)

Regression (2015)

written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar

Rating: 1.5 / 4 – Mediocre

960Alejandro Amenábar has directed three movies that I’ve enjoyed very much, Abre los ojos (1997), The Others (2001), and Mar adentro (2004). This is a guy that clearly knows drama and suspense, so I have no idea what happened with Regression, a thriller with not a single thrilling moment. A young girl (Emma Watson) in a Minnesota town accuses her father of rape. She also says he’s part of a satanic cult that has “branded” her. The detective assigned to the case (Ethan Hawke) starts to believe he’s being targeted as well. Devil cats show up, babies are sacrificed, and hypnotism seems to indicate evil is afoot… or is it?

It doesn’t matter. Even with the kernel of a good idea (mass paranoia), Regression is dull, moronic, and illogical. Every great director makes a turkey every now and then, so let’s hope Amenábar can bounce back and forget this ever happened.

Carlos I. Cuevas

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