The Barber Reviews
This is another example of how enjoyable black comedies can be when they are made well. Malcolm McDowell plays the title role with his usual quiet mania, and the rest of the small cast all play the dark humour and pathos excellently. The story is not original and has a few holes in it, but the viewer can happily wave these away as the cast all play the mix of dark humor, pathos and slight oddness excellently, and compliment the setting of the small town in the middle of nowhere perfectly. The lack of any on-screen killing and gore is no great loss, as it adds to the whole sense of "did he do it or not". The only gripe I have is the ending feels a little rushed and certain things are not explained particularly well. All in all this is a good little black comedy that had me giggling in places and I would recommend you check it out.
That aside, it was enjoyable. The backdrop of an Alaskan town pitch black because of constant night added an ominous feel to everything. The characters were pretty interesting too.
Worth a watch.
The movie is bearable, but I wouldn't recommend it to people!
The reason why I rated this movie is mainly as its filmed in a town I lived on and off for 21 yrs. Its a slow movie but seeing the town i love the most in the world Revelstoke Bc Canada makes up for it