|INHALE (director: Baltasar Kormakur; screenwriters: Walter Dory/John Clafin/based on a story by Christian Escario; cinematographer: Ottar Gudnason; editor: Elisabet Ronaldsdottir; music: James Newton Howard; cast: Mia Stallard (Chloe),(Paul Stanton), Diane Kruger (Diane Stanton), Mia Stallard (Chloe), Sam Shepard (James Harrison), Jordi Mollà (Aguilar), Vincent Perez (Dr. Martinez), Kristyan Ferrer (Miguel), Rosanne Arquette (Dr. Rubin), Cesar Ramos (Ines), David Selby (Henry White); Runtime: 83; MPAA Rating: R; producers: Jennifer Kelly/Nathalie Marciano/Michelle Chydzik Sowa; IFC Films; 2010)|
|"It is so
poorly done it could pass for your typically
inferior TV movie."
by Dennis Schwartz
fear-mongering message film about the black
marketing of organ-harvesting. The weak thriller
is helmed by Icelandic director Baltasar
Deep"/"Everest"/"Jar City"). It's based on
a story by Christian Escario, and is tritely
written by Walter Dory and John Clafin. It is so
poorly done it could pass for your typically inferior
Mulroney plays a by-the-book rising star Santa Fe,
New Mexico prosecutor. He is
rigorously prosecuting a Latino father for shooting
the known sex offender who violated his son, despite
the public favoring the action of the father. When
his daughter (Mia Stallard)
needs a lung transplant and is on a long list where
she will probably die before getting one, he decides
with his wife (Diane Stanton)
he will do anything possible to save her. The
morally correct lawman changes his tune and will do
anything to get her a lung, even if it means
breaking the law and getting one in the black
market. With $100,000, Mulroney goes south
of the border to Juarez, Mexico, where the illegal
trade in internal organs thrives.
desperation search in Juarez, Mulroney goes to seedy
clinics where he's beaten and experiences other
humiliations, as he is confronted by Mexican
gangsters. Mexico is depicted as the armpits of the
underworld. Eventually the lawyer is faced with the
dilemma of either exposing the illegal harvesting
business and save many endangered children or just
save his young daughter.
Shepherd is the governor of N.M. with a dark secret,
Rosanne Arquette is Mulroney's young daughter's
ethically challenged doctor and the villains
are the black market operators played by Vincent Prez
and Jordi Mollà.
cliched pic is a ham-fisted drama, shot like a
docudrama, that gratuitously uses ludicrous shocking
scenes to its disadvantage.
REVIEWED ON 9/27/2015 GRADE: C-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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