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.
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.