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In The Shadow Of The Moon Mixes Genres To Good Effect

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Submitted by Joel on Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:56

I like movies that transcend their genre. It's not just about fitting into a single silo but breaking barriers and expectations. Perhaps it's humor added to an action movie or a love story added to scifi. Regardless, I do enjoy it when it's hard to determine exactly how to define a movie. The Princess Bride is one of the best examples of this. There's fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, and miracles! This movie doesn't quite live up to The Princess Bride, but it's still pretty good. The problem is... how do I review a movie when I don't want to give away its secrets? If you like gritty crime dramas, you'll probably enjoy this one.

In The Shadow Of The Moon tells the story of a police officer trying to solve a series of murders. As his obsession deepens, his life begins to unravel until he's forced to come face to face with his own issues. 

Again, this is a hard movie to review. As with most crime dramas, there are revelations throughout the story that you must experience to really appreciate. This isn't a GREAT movie by any means. Most of the reveals are foreshadowed, so they're pretty easy to guess. Still, it's intriguing and holds your attention pretty well. The story unfolds through several years, so it's cool to see the changes in the characters and setting. If you like a decent murder mystery and can suspend your disbelief easily enough, then you'll likely enjoy this movie. It won't change your life, but I don't think you'll regret it, either.