Cause of Death

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"Guilt Is In The Eye Of The Beholder."
  • R
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 4.4  (325)

Cause of Death is a dramatic thriller movie from 2001 that stays true to its genre with a plot focused on suspense and crime-solving. Directed by Marc S. Grenier, the movie stars Patrick Bergin, well-known for his role in Robin Hood, as well as Maxim Roy and Joan Severance in leading roles. The story revolves around a traumatized homicide detective, Matt Payne, played by Patrick Bergin, who is still trying to come to terms with the death of his wife months earlier. Crippled by overwhelming guilt, Payne becomes consumed by this case while investigating a string of murders that have been plaguing the city.

The movie begins with a woman found washed up on a beach, which brings Payne to the scene. Although the initial investigation concluded that the death is linked to a drug overdose, Payne suspects otherwise.

His instincts prove to be correct when the body of another woman is discovered under similar circumstances, and this time Payne has more than just a suspicion. The signs are clear, and the murder is developing a distinct pattern. Payne sets out to find the killer, working with his partner Maxine Carlson, played by Maxim Roy. As the investigation progresses, they realize that one of the murder victims is connected to Payne’s wife's killer, increasing his motivation to find the murderer.

The movie script does well to keep the audience guessing until the end. It is a well-paced thriller that does not resort to cheap tricks like sudden jump-cuts or unnecessary gore. Instead, it creates tension with the main characters' interactions while trying to solve the case. The movie uses a variety of strategies to increase suspense, including unexpected developments, psychological tension, and tricky implications, making it a must-watch for crime and thriller fans.

The primary characters all deliver excellent performances, especially Patrick Bergin, who plays the role of the lead detective convincingly. It is a complex role, and Bergin's approach to the character reflects his experience in the movie industry. Maxim Roy, who plays Payne's partner Maxine, also performs well, adding an essential character dimension to the movie.

Joan Severance, who many recognize from her work in Falcon Crest and Black Scorpion, plays the role of a psychological counselor assigned to help Payne cope with his bereavement. Although she has a minor role in the movie, her performance doesn't disappoint.

Cause of Death also excels concerning production quality. The movie is filmed cleanly, and its crisp visuals make it a delightful watch, given that it was produced in 2001. The theme music of the movie is also notable for its emotion, contributing to the suspense and suspenseful atmosphere of the movie.

Overall, Cause of Death is a well-produced thriller movie that delivers on suspense, intrigue, and plot twists. Although the script's plot has been used in similar forms, the movie's combination of quality acting, outstanding production and editing, and attention to detail make it an enjoyable watch. It is an excellent choice for fans of the genre or anyone looking for a thrilling suspense movie.

Cause of Death is a 2000 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

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    4.4  (325)