When I watched Dead Meet I was amazed to see how utterly abrasive and direct this film is. Nearly twenty minutes of pure action and I was totally pumped for it! The plot, while short in a film of this nature, is actually quite compelling and helps to build the story as it progresses. Cleo, played by the beautiful and talented Francesca L. White, is an assassin that gets paid by killing people. One day she meets Ryan, played by Reuben Williams, who is a normal guy and doesn’t know about her background as an assassin. Soon a future target comes along and it escalates from there. Kick ass!
Francesca L. White does a marvelous performance as Cleo. She adds that mysterious, dangerously sweet attitude with sensuality and grace. She’s obviously the star of the film and acts like it. It’s worth noting she did her own action scenes and trained for it, which is a challenge for any actor.
Dead Meet is an adrenaline-fueled short film that is going to make your blood run wild from the start. It wastes no time getting to the action. It’s a carefully crafted movie that successfully navigates the use of violence. The action keeps you fixated on the screen. Short films obviously don’t have much time to work with. It’s obvious the production crew used their time wisely and made good editing choices. Can Dead Meet‘s script be considered cliched? Absolutely, but that’s the fun of it! It still keeps you engaged and wanting to see more. For me, it has accomplished its goal. The production crew definitely knew how to maintain the film’s pace.
Overall, this is a fun movie that will keep you entertained and give you a lot of memorable scenes. You know, Dead Meet would make an awesome graphic novel. Cleo is a good character. In fact, all of the characters are great thanks to an amazing cast. The film will leave you with a strong impression, which is something all great films should aspire to.
You won’t regret watching this short film. My only fault with the film is the length. I wish it was longer!
Movie Rating: 4 stars.
Movie Ratings Guide
1 Star = Unwatchable
2 Stars = Cannot Recommend
3 Stars = Great for the Fans
4 Stars = A Solid Movie
5 Stars = Must Own (DVD/Stream Download)
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