Josh Lucas stars as a man whose heart transplant leads him on a frenzied journey to find the killer of his heart's previous owner before its past catches up to him in this retooling of Edgar Allan Poe's classic tale. Directors Tony and Ridley Scott produce the Scott Free production being helmed by cable TV veteran Michael Cuesta. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
The most obvious defect of this film is hte wooden acting of the lead. Neither he nor any of the other characters are ever the least bit sympathetic, so the audience never cares who lives or dies. The predictable story is something better suited to the shorter format of a television episode, but the film tries to stretch the story through slow, plodding pacing in order to filled a feature film's running time. The only creative element in this film is the great leap of imagination it takes to find any similarity between this and Poe's classic tale. Poe would be ashamed.