Summary: The act of murdering a 4 year old child is made clear early on - but the reasons keep changing, leaving you guessing at what's next. The lead actress may be 'unemotional' (she's criticised for this in one of the other reviews) - but that's the whole point. Emotions are bubbling under like a boiling pan with the lid on. And there are twists as what you think you see then is revealed as something different. There are some real surprises as the film moves along too.
Summary: I thought this was a bit slow in pace and slightly convoluted, but overall worth the effort and good overall. Well shot / directed and although not bloody, or gory a good story. Worth a look if you've patience and like a developing plot.
Summary: On the plus side the cinematography is beatiful, camera angles are interesting, the look of the film has been well thought out. Some may find it overstylised - a little too pleased with itself. And this is how the actual story comes across too - so pleased with its own intricacies that it needlessly revisits scenes, over and over again from various points of view - flashback upon flashback. Unfortunately the story isn't all that clever, or interesting.
Excerpt: I am typing this after my first viewing of the Blu-ray of "Confessions". Great cinematography; terrific soundtrack; excellent acting all-around; definitely worth the time to watch this movie! If you are looking for a revenge themed movie unlike any other you have seen before - grab this one and watch it. It is definitely a knock-out!
Conclusion: A dream. That's what it feels like the first time you watch this film. Melancholic musical segues adorn the interludes, time is manipulated through slow-motion, reversal, jumping chronologically, yet it all slots together perfectly in your mind, and stays there for weeks to come.