Parents' Guide to

Beyond the Reach

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Nonsensical cat-and-mouse thriller has violence, language.

Movie R 2015 91 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
I think you should read the book deathwatch by Robb White

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This movie is lost and confused. BEYOND THE REACH is based on a 1972 novel by Robb White, an author who collaborated on cheesy horror movies from legendary schlockmeister William Castle (13 Ghosts). If only this movie could have taken itself less seriously. Instead, its baffling plot turns and character motivations are presented in a straightforward, dead-eyed manner. Not much actually makes sense, and even striking sets -- like a secret cave populated by a spinning mannequin -- just seem more confusing than surprising.

The actors are unable to convey any real emotions or logic behind their actions, but if the images of Douglas watching Irvine running around in his undies are nonsensical, they're nothing compared to the awkward and downright dumb opening and closing scenes. All this is head-scratching when you consider that Douglas was an active producer on the movie -- and once won an Oscar for doing the same job.

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