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A clever thriller that loses its grip as implausibility, bluff and coincidence take over the plot.
Perhaps it's because Rose makes the characters so real that the implausibility of their actions grates so much, causing viewers to question behavior when they should be extending emotional investment.
In a letter published on this page last week, Pierce Scranton, economic policy director for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, took issue with an editorial describing the "implausibility" of Mr.
Whether the book can hold the sustained attention of a young reader is questionable although there is plenty of Bond-like implausibility, adventure and invention here.
"That none ever succeeded is reason enough to suggest none existed, but media reports leave that unexplained, let alone the implausibility of some charges."
The moment of implausibility I refer to came towards the end of the film, after Harry P and friends had inveigled their way into the bank run by goblins (which, I might mention, seemed to have been unaffected by the credit crunch), found whatever they were looking for, escaped on the back of a flying dragon, returned to Hogwarts for the final destructive battle with the forces of Voldemort (whose nose, one feels, could have benefited from the sort of cosmetic surgery former cocaine addicts get and which surely ought to be easily available to a Dark Lord such as himself) and Harry is zapped by Voldemort, but recovers and kills him.
While much of this matter is shielded from view by privacy rules, Robinson's accusations are weighed down by their sheer implausibility. Neither DeFazio nor OSU have records that lend credibility to charges of vile and unprincipled conduct.
However, the writer-director engineers one hairpin twist too many with a big reveal that sits awkwardly between unintentional hilarity and implausibility. The film practices equal opportunity nudity, so while Arterton's captive is stripped for chilling opening scenes, one of the men follows suit when the tables are unexpectedly turned.
However, the writer-director engineers one hairpin twist too many with a big reveal that sits between implausibility and unintentional hilarity.
TRIANGLE (15) Verdict: DIRECTED by Creep's Christopher Smith, Melissa George runs around a cruise ship in a thriller which can't escape the fog of its own implausibility. Out to buy for pounds 17.99 (Blu-ray pounds 24.99).
It would be peevish to cavil at the unlikeliness of these particular characters surviving and then reuniting, given the even greater implausibility of anyone at all making it through the supervirulent cataclysm.
It is not that they dispense with character and symbol and plot, it is not that they mock the implausibility and heavy-handedness of such tricks--Howard is too savvy for such twee trickery.