Conclusion: Evidence is less a movie than a headache. This found-footage thriller sees Radha Mitchell and Stephen Moyer using "video recovery" to sift through footage found at a crime scene in hopes of discovering the identity of a masked killer. Unfortunately, most of the movie is told through jerky, distorted digital video shot by the fungible victims. The story is lame and the execution is even worse. . What Do You Think?
Conclusion: Evidence is an interesting idea, but the script is underdeveloped, and the final product should be much better than it is. Don't be lured by the prominent use of Moyer and Mitchell in the promotional campaign. They're good when they're used, but they're not the stars. A rental is your best bet. Did you find this review helpful?
Excerpt: Even when Evidence , the story of two impossibly square detectives trying to hunt down a serial killer by piecing together the victims' video footage, is lamely rationalizing why its lambs being led to slaughter are perpetually recording everything, and why their cameras operate a certain way, it can be nerve-jangling in its intensity.
Excerpt: From the looks of it, Radha Mitchell ( Pitch Black , Surrogates ) had a 24-hour work window that needed filling, and Evidence was there to fill it. Both she and Stephen Moyer, of True Blood , get top billing, but they appear only in the movie’s cheesy framing device. Mitchell plays Detective Burquez and Moyer plays Detective Reese, whose names instantly establish them as CSI -style forensic geniuses.