Like Minds

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"Fear and evil make deadly companions."
  • Ages 16 and over
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.3  (5,359)

In the psychological thriller 'Like Minds', we are introduced to two bright and troubled teenage boys, Alex Forbes (Tom Sturridge) and Nigel Colbie (Eddie Redmayne), who are both attending an exclusive school for boys in the UK. Alex, who seems to be struggling with his self-identity, finds solace in the works of a famous artist, an obsession that he shares with Nigel, who is also grappling with his own mental stability.

The story unfolds as the two boys become unlikely friends, bonding over their mutual love for art, literature, and philosophy. However, their relationship takes a dark turn when a fellow student, a young boy, is brutally murdered on campus. Alex becomes the prime suspect in the investigation, and his mental state starts deteriorating under the pressures of interrogation and isolation.

Despite his parents' best efforts, Alex remains uncommunicative, until Nigel steps forward, offering to help the troubled boy in any way he can. In doing so, he unwittingly becomes a target for Detective McKenzie's (Toni Collette) crusade to find the truth about the murder.

As Nigel gets drawn deeper into the investigation, he realizes that Alex's obsession with the artist has deeper roots than he initially thought. There seems to be a link between the artist, the murder, and Alex's mental state, and Nigel is desperate to untangle the web of deceit before time runs out.

The movie is a complex exploration of the human psyche, with themes of mental illness, identity, and the nature of truth running through its core. The cast delivers standout performances, with Redmayne's portrayal of a damaged and delusional teenager being particularly haunting.

The cinematography is also noteworthy, with moody lighting and off-kilter camera angles that create a sense of unease and tension throughout the movie. The soundtrack, composed by Christopher Gordon, does an excellent job in setting the mood, switching between haunting melodies and jarring dissonance to keep the audience on edge.

Overall, 'Like Minds' is a dark and brooding thriller that doesn't shy away from exploring the darker corners of the human mind. The film's intellectual depth, combined with its skillful execution, make it a standout entry in the psychological thriller genre, offering moments of both beauty and terror that will stay with the viewer long after the credits have rolled.

Like Minds is a 2008 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
    Ages 16 and over
  • Runtime
    1 hr 44 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (5,359)