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      The Mortician

      R 2011 1 hr. 29 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 30% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A mortician kills anyone who threatens a boy he found hiding in the morgue. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 21 Buy Now

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      AJ F When one thinks of Method Man, one does not picture him portraying a solitary, formal, classically dressed, reserved individual, so him doing a performance like this seems all at once bewildering and curiosity provoking. Even more unexpected is how well he does his performance. Clifford puts everything he has into this performance of a quiet, seemingly timid and weak man who actually has a great deal of depth and proves himself to be as deadly as his profession. This film is slow-paced, deliberate, and begins with an air of mystery. Like a bandaged person who underwent surgery from a mad scientist, slowly the layers come off until what is revealed is a grotesque disfigurement that is both horrifying and fascinating. The Mortician, the character, calculatingly becomes a guardian angel, and the film The Mortician is a bit of a Frankenstein's monster. All around decent performances, especially from Method Man. Did not know he had it in him Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/05/23 Full Review Angel W Method man did his thing!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/31/23 Full Review Audience Member It’s not a bad movie, but it is extremely SLOW! Halfway in (45 minutes), and absolutely nothing substantive happened or led me to feel like my time was well-invested in this movie. It does pick up in the last 30 minutes to where the semblance of a plot develops, but still, nothing exciting. I’m certain that if you knew which parts to watch, you could view this movie efficiently and get all it has to offer in about 25 minutes. I would say this movie qualifies as 90% drama and 10% thriller. If you are looking for something engaging that will hold your attention, this is definitely not the movie to watch. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting mood and enjoyed the unexpected Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member Maybe it's because I am a Mother who did work hard to raise my son, that I appreciate the emphasis of this movie. Although I didn't work in these Mother's field, I still connected and felt the pain of he young boys. Even though it was a bit chunky, between the good acting and the music, I felt it was damn good. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member The Mortician (Method Man) is a lonely man with a scarred past, the kind of guy who keeps his mind occupied by throwing everything he is into his work. That all changes one night on the way home from work, when he witnesses a crime eerily similar to the one that made him the way he is. The Mortician is content to try to ignore what he saw, until he comes to realize it directly involves the young man he is mentoring and that inaction could destroy another family. This film was a bit of a surprise to me, in that it wasn't the horror film I was expecting. The preview made this film seem like it was horror, as do the title and cover art, not to mention it's on Lionsgate, which has become synonymous with B-movie horror in recent years. Perhaps the even bigger surprise was the star of the film, Method Man. Every single time I have seen him in a film, he's playing some thug or gang banger, so I figured that he was just another one of these rappers that Hollywood uses when they need to fill that type of role, but I was wrong. Despite the ridiculousness of a man who is nearly fifty years old still calling himself, Method Man, he can legitimately act. In fact, this film is quite dark and slow moving, even boring at times, but Method Man and the unique traits of his character, were the most interesting aspect of this film. Maybe I'm rating the film a bit higher than I should be, then again, my expectations were extremely low. The Mortician isn't a horror film and it doesn't move at a quick enough pace to even be labeled a thriller. The story is a decent one, albeit one that takes forever to get going, and the acting is much better than I would have expect from this cast. The Mortician wouldn't be my first choice by any means, but if you have the opportunity, I wouldn't skip it either. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Vladan Petkovic Cineuropa It takes almost an hour into the film for the plot concerning these characters to start developing, but then it gets very dynamic and engaging. Aug 11, 2020 Full Review Mark H. Harris Black Horror Movies It's rare to find a movie even remotely resembling a thriller that aims more for atmosphere than for thrills, but The Mortician is it. Rated: 3/5 Jan 8, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A mortician kills anyone who threatens a boy he found hiding in the morgue.
      Director
      Gareth Maxwell Roberts
      Executive Producer
      Carlo Dusi, Theo Freed, Robert Muston
      Screenwriter
      Gareth Maxwell Roberts
      Production Co
      Full Circle Films AG, Belladonna Productions LLC
      Rating
      R (Pervasive Language|Brief Sexuality|Drug Use|Disturbing Images|Strong Violence)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 21, 2013
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