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When a jury fails to convict the serial killer who savagely murdered his family, one man must rise above his desire for revenge and descend into the deranged world of a sadistic predator to uncover the truth and finally get justice.
Gabriel Alera is a man with a past but he has left all that behind him and has moved on with his life. One night while he is at work a serial killer enters his home and kills his wife and son, when he arrives home the killer is still in the house and beats Gabriel to an inch of life. After getting out of the hospital he confronts Detective Cynthia Grier about the case and asks if they have any leads but the case seems to be cold. One day while he is out with a friend he spots a guy that immediately begins to run but Gabriel is able to see the vehicle he gets away in. When the suspected killer is brought to trail Gabriel's past is also brought up and in the end the man is set free.
Afterwards Gabriel decides to go after the killer himself but gets caught holding a gun to the man's head and is sentenced to two years in prison. Upon his release he tells his best friend that he is done chasing the man and just wants to move on with his life but he can't get over the loss of his family and decides to dig deeper into the killers past with help from the Detective and his reluctant best friend.
In a lot of ways "Tunnel Vision" is like any other serial killer/revenge film but this one doesn't rely of gimmicks or gore to tell it's story, instead it just tells a good story that contains old school suspense and it has a cast that really delivers as well. The film builds on it's suspense and story as it moves along, there's a basic story-line but the missing pieces are given to the audience a little at a time keeping you on the edge and wanting to know more.
The entire cast did a fantastic job playing these complex characters, Cristos does a terrific job playing Gabriel, a man with a criminal past. He certainly has the look and demeanor to play such a character but it's his emotional performance that impressed me the most. He is so convincing as the heart-broken husband and father that you really care for him. Ion Overman is also terrific as the Detective who risks her career to him find the killer and bring him to justice. Two other stand-out performances here belong to Courtney Ray Geigle as Gabriel's best friend, Lance and Scott Haze who is great as Jolson, the crazed killer.
Production wise the film looks fantastic with it's washed-out, gritty look. The cinematography is amazing as is the score used in the film which fits each and every scene perfectly.
"Tunnel Vision" doesn't really break any new ground as far as the genre goes but it doesn't really have to either. Director, Delila Vallot does a great job at keeping the story interesting and the film moving at a fast pace. This is an engaging thriller that draws you into Gabriel's life and his quest to bring this man to justice, this is a realistic and very effective thriller. If you like the genre then I highly recommend checking this out when it comes to DVD on 2013-01-22. You can get more information about ordering the film HERE.
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Released by Osiris Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****