ATM (2012)

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Release Date: April 6, 2012

Director: David Brooks

Stars: Brian Geraghty, Alice Eve, Josh Peck

Runtime: 90 min

Tagline: No warning. No control. No escape.

 I didn’t really care for it.

David likes Emily, a fellow co-worker at a finance company. At a Christmas party, David offers her a ride home because she can’t hail a cab. Corey third wheels on this ride because he needs a ride home. He’s also hungry and he convinces his co-workers into a late-night stop at an ATM booth, where they soon find themselves trapped in it by a strange man staring at them from the outside. With no phones or weapons, it becomes a fight for survival when they’re forced to play the man’s deadly game of cat and mouse.

I like these types of films to be more psychological, but this was not. While it offered a few mediocre thrills, I found myself to be bored for a majority of the film. It really is a poor excuse for a horror film. It’s a simple enough plot, but I don’t feel it was executed very well. I really expected more from Chris Sparling, the writer of ‘Buried.’

The only good thing about this is that it isn’t overly long, and some of it was entertaining. The characters weren’t very likeable though, they’re rather bland,  and some of the film was really quite predictable.  It gets pretty silly at times also. It really doesn’t offer anything special to the thriller genre, and definitely not the horror genre.

I wanted to watch the film for the main stars (Eve, Peck and Geraghty) but they couldn’t display their talents well, as it was hard with such poor dialogue.

It stars Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty, and Alice Eve.

I couldn’t really recommend it, it’s good for a few thrills, but they’re really far from each other in length. There’s better thrillers and definitely better horror flicks out there, so watch this one if you’re really curious to see how bad it is. Just overall a disappointing endeavour from the usually good actors and the writer of ‘Buried.’


Review written on: August 14, 2012 by Daniel Prinn