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?
Summary: Director Olatunde Osunsanmi gained modest attention with The Fourth Kind , a film allegedly about alien abduction but really about gamesmanship with illusion and reality, in which Milla Jovovich introduces herself to the camera as an actress playing the lead. The independent film Evidence extends Osunsanmi's hall-of-mirrors approach into the world of "found video" pioneered by The Blair Witch Project , but with an angle that, for at least a while, adds a potentially...
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.