Watch Kaleidoscope

"Murder is a matter of perspective"
  • NR
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.8  (1,137)
  • 52

Kaleidoscope is a psychological thriller from 2016 directed by Rupert Jones. The film stars Toby Jones as Carl, a middle-aged man living alone in a small apartment in London. His life is a routine of clockwork precision, with a strict daily schedule and an obsession with cleanliness and order. Carl's world is turned upside down when his estranged mother suddenly shows up at his door. Played by Anne Reid, she is a manipulative and controlling force in his life, and their reunion brings up painful and disturbing memories from Carl's past.

As the film progresses, we discover that Carl has a history of violence and disturbing behavior. He struggles with guilt and shame over his past actions, but also feels manipulated and victimized by those around him. His only friend is Abby, a young woman played by Sinead Matthews, who lives in the apartment below him.

As tensions rise between Carl and his mother, we are taken on a suspenseful journey through Carl's past and present, as he struggles to come to terms with his own inner demons while also navigating the manipulations of those around him.

What makes Kaleidoscope so compelling is the performance of Toby Jones, who invests Carl with a quiet intensity that draws the viewer into his complex and troubled psyche. The film is also beautifully shot, with a dark and moody atmosphere that adds to the sense of unease and tension.

While Kaleidoscope is at times difficult to watch, it is also a deeply rewarding film that explores complex themes of guilt, trauma, and the human capacity for both goodness and evil. It is a must-see for fans of psychological thrillers, and a testament to the power of independent cinema to tell bold and challenging stories.

Kaleidoscope is a 2017 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 52.

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    5.8  (1,137)
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