S. J. Newenhisen | 05/05/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"My husband and I both found this movie painfully slow and unconvincingly acted. We hung on, hoping that a good story could move it along, but the subplots (or what we thought might be subplots) went nowhere. I normally don't write reviews for Amazon, but I rely on them heavily. Therefore, when I saw that the only 2 reviews written for this item were so glowingly enthusiastic, I felt it my social responsibility to warn would-be customers. If you are curious about this movie, borrow it from the library, or even rent it - but please don't spend 17.99 for your own copy."
From NYC to New Jersey then everything reverts to 11-22-63
Noirman | 09/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really enjoyed this suspenseful police crime-drama, beautifully filmed in the crisp autumn colour of northern New Jersey, coupled with the movie's multiplicity of historical inter-linkage to that frighteningly tragic, 1963 November day in Dallas. The day America changed forever, and not for the better, right up to the present era.
The movie begins slowly with young (ex)NYPD officer, David Secca (Carl T. Evans) and his expecting wife Jennifer Secca (Arija Bareikis) relocated from Queens to a small, rather boring little township across the Hudson, in sleepy, suburban New Jersey. This small town is also where the officer Secca was originally born & raised, along with his recently deceased father, who served with distinction on the local police force.
Very soon into this picture David joins the same northern New Jersey town's police department as a detective.
While the young couple were antique shopping for their new home, Jennifer really likes an old wooden jewelery box, which the couple purchases. At home Jennifer & David discover something crucial inside the jewelery box, which develops into an exceedingly dangerous Pandora's box of multi-layered, far reaching, ongoing government conspiracies, involving the vicious, assassination of President Kennedy.
Chris Noth plays a local N.J. college professor, Steve Lynde, who recently authored a good selling book on the events surrounding the assassination of JFK, however he does not buy into conspiracies, nor the New Jersey detective's extremely interesting discovery, who sought out professor Lynde's assistance -- until, the professor himself is swiftly drawn into the mounting danger, directly resulting from his contact with detective Secca.
The additional fine cast members include some familiar faces from films as well as TV shows, such as Tony Lo Bianco, Barbara Barrie, Vincent Curatola, Don Harvey, Frank Gio, Noelle Beck, April Ortiz, Sharon Angela, Peter Criss, among many others.
One thing I would have liked is that this well done, intense, crimes-in-high-places thriller went a bit longer.
Frame of Mind"
Chris ODonnell | New York, NY | 03/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
A suspenseful thriller! The possibility of finding new evidence that may shed light on the JFK assasination is mind-blowing. A MUST SEE for any American history buff."
A big disappointment
Giselle | Hampton, NJ | 06/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Even though I had read the other one-star review, I had to purchase it anyway, for I had been an Extra in the cocktail party scene, so I wanted my own copy to add to my acting reel. The creators of the film promised all of us that they would send us a copy of the finished product as soon as it was ready to be released. After contacting several people and realizing that they had duped us, I had to purchase my own copy, which I did not appreciate. Back to the film: I'm embarrassed to have been a part of it, for the acting was very sub-par, especially the overabundance of corny, cutesy lovey-dovey scenes. But my negative opinion definitely does not include Vincent Curatola, Christopher Noth,Tony loBianco or the great Thom Christopher (who was not even mentioned in the credits) who I adore!"