Shuttle

SHUTTLE (Mongrel, 2008) D: Edward Anderson, w/ Peyton List, Tony Curran. Rating: NNN DVD package: N Rating: NNNPassengers on a.


SHUTTLE (Mongrel, 2008) D: Edward Anderson, w/ Peyton List, Tony Curran. Rating: NNN DVD package: N Rating: NNN

Passengers on a late-night shuttle bus from the airport get hijacked by a robber whose methods and motives seem to make no sense.

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For most of its running time, Shuttle delivers exactly what you’d expect from a low-budget straight-to-video suspenser: conventional acting and visuals, stock characters whose attempts to escape meet with violent reprisals.

Two things kick it a notch above formula tedium.

The story takes increasingly nasty turns that escalate to a final, vicious twist, and Tony Curran delivers a remarkably restrained performance as the robber. Curran displays all the enthusiasm of a meter reader, which makes his gruesome deeds all the more real and terrifying.

The making-of doc is brief and uninformative.

EXTRAS Making-of doc, casting sessions. Widescreen. English audio. Spanish subtitles.

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