Wednesday, January 10, 2024

The Abandoned (2022)


On the face of it the movie is about a serial killer, but it is really about serial poor decision making on the part of come members of the Taiwanese police force. 

It's touted as a dark thriller by Netflix, but as with many Asian cop flicks, melodrama and social commentary take the place of any real tension. Yet as a window on aspects of life in Taipei it is rather intriguing, and it is very well shot, with many well-chosen locations.  

The trouble is that most attentive viewers will probably guess the identity of the perp having dismissed all the obvious decoys. 


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