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Chariot

Chariot

Language: English

Author: sopdozim

Updated: 3 years ago

Files: 1

Year: 2013
Run time: 87min
IMDB score: 5.2

Movie infomation

Movie name: Chariot

Genders: Thriller, Drama

Imdb Score: 5.2

Runtime: 87min

Released: 15 Jul 2013

Director: Brad Osborne

Writer: Eric Vale

Actors: Anthony Montgomery, Ian Sinclair, Brina Palencia, Michelle Sherrill

Company: Origin Releasing

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What the hell are you doing
on a plane, Cole?

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What's going on?

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I don't know, man.

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- Did you see me get on this plane?
- No.

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Well, how did you get on board?

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Trailer

Review

Flight of confusion

6/10 I've never taken time to write a review here on something along the lines of this type of film. I will hope that my attempts do not spoil this.

An unknown 727 flight with seven passengers on board who wake at nearly the same time. We are taken on a trip at 65,000 feet with these individuals who rather quickly expose their personality types and the view can easily see how each effects the outcome.

The Secretary of Transportation, Government Contractor, IT Expert, Master's Degree Student, Language Specialist, House-wife and a Truck Driver. Interesting, diversified group. What could they have in common?

Cole, the first to wake from his drug induced sleep, becomes the leader of the passengers and the misfit as he didn't belong to the "group". I liked his character and found him to be a believable individual and a likely leader due to his even temper and levelheadedness.

Sadly the strength of the other participants, to included the remaining three individuals, are weak, but are supported by a script that seems to be lacking depth. Confrontations are cold, unfeeling, unrealistic and even seem stiff at times.

The premise is a good one and one that I enjoyed. For a 90 minute film, it did keep me watching due to the story line and I was interested to see how it played out, although I had it nearly pegged about halfway through.

I believe it ended properly. In fact, I am happy that the director and writers decided to end the film the way it did. Had this ended any other way, I think it might have ruined what was already a not-so-great movie.

A watchable film and somewhat likable flick.

3 years ago

are you KIDDING me?????

4/10 maybe i should've titled this 'crash landing'.

for YEARS i've told friends that the hardest part of a story to write is the ending... that if they had a good ending they should start from there and work backwards, as little sense as that seems to make... and it's not as if i'm always looking for a 'hollywood ending'...Disney and capra and all of that yoda, darth and obi wan spirits alive in the tree jive... but i do WANT an ending. don't take me through all of this drama leading up to the gate and then...and then... uh uh... for what it's worth it held together, at worst, OK till the ending. or lack, thereof... i think this is the only time(out of at LEAST 40 reviews...at LEAST!) i've ever written a spoiler. consider it a public service. i know EYE was shocked when i got to the end and there was none.

3 years ago

Where do you go in a low budget movie when there's nowhere to land?

10/10 It's one of these (rare) movies that surprise you! And what can you expect when the 'Trivia' tag explains that, throughout the movie, the audience is never allowed to see anything the characters can't see 'n therefore the movie contains no exterior shots of the airplane... Just like theater. And yet I was thrilled the full 90 minutes. Don't let you fool by others, just see it yourself. 6 of 7 'hostages' act fully believable. There's just one really bad acting here by Michelle Sherrill. As the story continues, all kinds of conspiracy theories are in the minds of the hostages. Within a breathe the end of the movie is near and happily for the passengers one seems to be a real hero. But don't think that will guarantee you a happy ending, that's up to you. Each of the 7 hostages have their own skills and so have we all. Amazingly how less dollars you need for such a thrilling story!

3 years ago

focused, compact and cleverly written

7/10 Seemingly unrelated people wake up on a plane. Very soon they discover that US is under attack. When a dead body is discovered paranoia kicks in. Could these random people work together to survive? And why were they taken on the first place?

The market these days is flooded with low budget horror movies and most of them have nothing on offer but cheap thrills and weak CGI. CHARIOT is not one of those films. It is focused, compact and cleverly written. You can start watching it out of curiosity and will stay with it until the credits' roll. It has some descent acting and characters you genuinely care about. On the negative side - it is hard to finish the movie like this. The writers put themselves into a corner because every possible ending would ruin the story told so far. So they have chosen the only option available. It is frustrating in a way, but a satisfying one all the same.

It is interesting to see how little money may be required to tell a good story. With the similar premise Liam Neeson movie NON-STOP hitting theaters soon it is interesting to see if the big budget flick can pull a better rabbit out of the same hat!

3 years ago

Pretty decent indie flick

7/10 Well what can I say about this movie, first off I rarely watch low budget movies, in fact I didn't even realize that this was a low budget movie until I finished watching it and decided to take a peek at what people thought of it.

Wow what can I say a $40,000 budget is to me really simply amazing to come out with such a well done project, the movie is certainly not without flaws but the skills of all involved pull this micro budget off really well.

Bottom line is this movie is a very entertaining time killer and for it to be set on a plane and still keep you interested the whole way through takes some real skill to pull off, plot wise it's not the strongest script to hit the shelfs, but by far nothing worse than most Hollywood big budget movies.

My praise really is not so much the script (not that its bad) but the fact the director/actors and editing is so flawless, basically one of the better movies I've seen in the last 6 months and to find out it was done on a shoe string budget WOW!!

3 years ago