Prey Alone

Prey Alone

*****

Reviewed by: Amber Wilkinson

This is computer generated animation at its best.

The police are in a standoff with a man, while a suspect is being interrogated in a prison cell.

"He can't be caught," the suspect warns.

He may be right.

The pace is scorching, as the computerised imagery puts you at the heart of the film. A chase scene that would cost thousands if it were shot with actual actors and props is so realistic that you can taste the exhaust fumes. A greenlight suffuses the action, making it seem less CGI and more in your face.

The camera cuts seamlessly from the man on the run to the interrogated prisoner. The angles are a triumph, particularly one in which the lens enters the cell through the peephole.

This is very clever, even cleverer than it first appears, and as smooth as an oil slick. The scoring will raise your pulse and the pay-off comes with a bang.

Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2005
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Police chase a fugitive in whistle-stop animation.

Director: Stephen St Leger, James Mather

Writer: Stephen St Leger, James Mather

Starring: Ger Carey, Andy Moore, Kurt Savage

Year: 2004

Runtime: 15 minutes

Country: Ireland

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