Ten Little Indians: A Tantalizing, Decadent Flop
akhansen - wrote on 04/07/21
Classic murder mystery? Check. Stellar cast? Check. Epic location? Check.
This film had so much going for it, yet it was an utter disappointment. The pacing was miserable. I couldn't believe it was only 98 minutes long. There were way too many extended scenes of characters simply walking around the hotel. As gorgeous as the location was, the editor compromised anything resembling suspense with these drawn-out sequences that added next-to-nothing to the forward momentum of the story.
The music was odd. It almost felt as if the soundtrack was a desperate attempt to make up for the lack of suspense caused by pacing issues.
The sound was abysmal. One character would be adequately miked in a scene & the rest difficult to hear or muffled à la Bane in the Dark Knight Rises.
Then, to top it off, the film ends abruptly - which is in stark contrast to the pacing of the rest of the film.
Not even a star-studded cast could salvage this uneven production.