Reflections (2008) Timothy Hutton, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Tània Sarrias, Ivana Miño Movie Review

Reflections (2008)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Timothy Hutton in Reflections (2008)


Europol Agent Tom Brindle (Timothy Hutton) gets the call to head to Barcelona, Spain when they find themselves with a new serial killer to deal with. It brings Tom back in touch with Elena (Tània Sarrias), a psychologist who he was having an affair with when his wife suddenly died. Together they find themselves dealing with a case where they believe they have the killer, a man called Marco (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) but it turns out he has an identical twin brother he knows nothing about due to their mother being an egg donor and it is his twin, Roberto (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) who is the man they are after.

That synopsis for "Reflections" simplifies the actual storyline and in doing so actually makes it sound less ridiculous than it really is. The whole back story about the mum being an egg donor also leads to a story about twins being born at different times. Oh and that is not the last of what is ridiculous but I will let you discover that for yourself if you decide to watch "Reflections" which to be honest in my book is not worth it.

The thing is that whilst "Reflections" as a whole didn't dazzle me there were some elements which worked. One of those is Timothy Hutton who in a scene which sees his character talking about his affair and his wife's death brings out some emotion which is lacking elsewhere in the movie. And then there is the whole serial killer aspect with Roberto washing his victims before dressing them in a red dress and positioning them to be found it seems ridiculous but we do get an explanation for this which is a little bit powerful.

What this all boils down to is that "Reflections" has its moments and over all it certainly has a touch of thriller about it. But the big plot points which want to make it stand out from the crowd end up being quite ridiculous.