Eye For Film >> Movies >> Bite (1997) Film Review
Reviewed by: Martin Gray
Alastair is a postman whose happiness is far from pat. He's splitting up with his cheating shrew of a wife and the only thing taking an interest in him is a huge great German Shepherd on his round. It's bitches everywhere.
Watching Alastair cope with the mutt and his wife's sudden desire to try again makes for a very pleasant few minutes. The story is a good one, the ending sharp.
David Tennant is a sympathetic leading man and Sharon Small (you may have seen her on The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, but not if you have any kind of life) shines as the wife, the bit-part posties are fine and the dog suitably scary. Bite is nicely shot, with plenty of variation in camera movement, and Paddy Cunneen's soundtrack helps the action flow nicely.
To sum up, this Prime Cuts piece is nicely scripted, nicely acted, nicely filmed, nicely scored, but far better than plain nice. Not to be missed.Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2003