The Dilemma Is To Give It Four Stars Or Five.
- Dilemma review by NC
What would you do if you came home and found a body in the bathroom, and you thought your loved one, who had just rushed out of the house, was the killer? A terrific little film, just over an hour long, follows the procedure of a man as he sets about solving the 'dilemma'.
Robert Dean gives a bravura performance as a soul in crisis, driven to the edge by a sudden circumstance beyond his control.
Most of the action takes place in the house, giving a tense, oppressive, theatrical feel. The short running time ensures suspense is never permitted to slacken.
'Dilemma' contains only one minor fault: the stereotypical nosy, sexually repressed neighbour (with the stereotypical unexciting husband). The constant interruptions the man has to endure from his neighbour (and others) increases the stressed atmosphere, but it is a bit of a pity a more original tactic could not have been envisioned. Incidentally, the Radio Times gives only one star to this gem - absolute numpties.
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