Film #356: AUTUMN
1 out of 5 stars
An exposition take on David Moody’s novel of the same name flounders by way of a literal pile-up of clichéd archetypes and inept direction. The film takes a ridiculously long time to get up to speed as if the filmmakers forgot that their audience is intimately knowledgeable about the genre in which they are working. The acting is clumsy (and don’t ask me why, for no reason, what David Carradine is doing showing up). The script hackneyed and boring. The direction meandering and without any real sense of itself. People show up just to disappear and the internal logic is, well… just retarded. Avoid this mess ESPECIALLY if you liked Moody’s original novel.