DVD Reviews | Sep 17th, 2005

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Starring Louis Gosset, Jr., Terri Hatcher, Grayson McCouch
Written By: Deverin Karol
Directed By: James Seale
Studio: Dimension Home Video
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If you’ve ever flipped to the Sci-Fi Channel in the middle of the night and left it on, because, I don’t know, maybe your finger stopped working, chances are you’ve seen a movie exactly like this one. In fact, chances are you’ve seen a few dozen movies exactly like this one. Normal guy with reluctant supernatural ability? Check. FBI agents with names like Riggs trying to get to the bottom of everything? Check. Idiotic story that the studio would call “a thrilling cat n’ mouse game?” Check. Slow set-up, nonexistent acting, low budget? Check, check, check. There is not one iota of originality in this movie, nor does it have the gratuitous action or sex to allow you to disregard the lack of originality. You can pretty much write the dialogue and story using a Sci-Fi Channel Movie Generator.

Momentum is directed by James Seale, who has helmed other cliche one-word bombs such as Asylum, Scorcher and Throttle. It stars Louis Gossett, Jr., who will take whatever work he can get, and Terri Hatcher, before her career revived with Desperate Housewives. To their credit, they seem to know they’re trapped in an awful straight-to-video movie and don’t even bother acting. Instead, Gossett and Hatcher read lines while waiting to collect their paycheck, plodding along as if embarrassed, and hoping curious viewers press stop before their appearances a half hour into this lumbering, low-end mess.

I’m not going to bother with this X-Files wannabe’s details, and for that you can thank me. Suffice it to say, unlike its title, it has very little momentum and there is absolutely no reason to rent it unless you accidentally thought you were getting Memento.


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Rating: NR
Running Time: 92 minutes
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