The Ghoul

2016

Drama / Thriller

19
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 39%
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 731

Synopsis


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Cast

Paul Kaye as Tommy Parnell
Alice Lowe as Kathleen
Niamh Cusack as Fisher
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627.45 MB
1280*544
English
NR
24 fps
1hr 25 min
P/S 2 / 9
1.29 GB
1920*816
English
NR
24 fps
1hr 25 min
P/S 0 / 12

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Stevieboy666 6 / 10

Slow but clever

This is not a horror film but a complex and dark psychological thriller about a policeman investigating a double murder - or is it all in his imagination? Some reviewers have complained that it is boring but I found it to be a slow yet riveting burn, all the way to it's clever finale. It is well acted & liked the many great shots of London. Certainly not to everybody's taste but to deride this as rubbish is unfair & ignorant.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 4 / 10

Slow, arty, without interest

THE GHOUL is one of those low rent thrillers that starts out as a proper movie - a police procedural, no less - before heading off in an entirely different direction. The first scene, which takes place at an unusual crime scene, had my attention from the start, but the film subsequently descends into endless psychological shenanigans as the main character undergoes a mental breakdown of sorts and ends up living in a hallucinatory world. It's cheap and arty, lacking in concrete detail and proper performances, with the main character a bit of a drag and the actor doing very little to make him the least bit sympathetic.

Reviewed by mikejonesundisputed 4 / 10

Could have been so much more

This movie could have been so much more and it's a shame there were not just a few changes which would have changed this from a slightly below-average offering to a truly great and well-meaning film.

The plot revolves around a detective who is suffering from severe depression and enters psychiatric treatment to try and solve a murder case.

As the story progresses it's hard to say whether the lead character is indeed a policeman or simply a very mentally ill man who suffers delusions.

The main criticism for me is a complete lack of action during most of the movie. This means the plot is wholly bulked by verbal exchanges and little else. I'll also say a lot of the story is fairly samey and there's no real change of pace at any point.

The movie is shot in a gritty way and the acting is good as it doesn't (like a lot of modern acting) feel forced and fake.

An hour in and I was thinking this could be something special but overall the problems mentioned above as well as a confusing ending left me unsatisfied.

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