Entitled, The

Featured In Issue 162, December 2011

WSR Score3.5
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Anchor Bay Entertainment
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Languge, some violence and brief drug use
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Aaron Woodley
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The Entitled is a suspenseful story about deception and betrayal. Without the security of the job he wants or the future he dreamed of, Paul Dynan (Zegers), plans the perfect crime to help his struggling family—extort a fortune from three wealthy men (Liotta, Garber and McHattie). The plan is to abduct their socialite children (Vandervoort, Milligan and Bregar) and collect a healthy ransom of $3 million dollars. Over the course of one long night, Paul and his accomplices, Dean and Henna (Bostick and Maslany), hold the rich kids hostage awaiting the ransom, with little idea of the secrets that will surface between the fathers when they are forced to choose between their children and their money. Once blood is shed and things go horribly wrong, Paul must fight to stay one step ahead of his own twisted game. (Gary Reber)

Special features include filmmakers' commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette (HD 11:20), an alternate ending (HD 04:12), and up-front previews.

The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture is impressively natural in appearance, with a balanced color palette exhibiting rich and warm hues. Fleshtones are accurately rendered. Resolution is revealing of fine detail, especially during close-ups of facial features, hair, clothing, and object textures. Contrast is balanced with deep blacks and decent shadow delineation. Overall, this is a pleasantly sharp visual experience. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby® TrueHD 5.1-channel soundtrack, while essentially monaural focused, features a nicely recorded musical score, which expands to the surround channels for effective envelopment. The sense of dimensional distance is good during scenes with a video game playing in the background. Dialogue is always intelligible and decently integrated spatially. Low-frequency energy in the .1 LFE channel is nicely supported during the more intense segments. This is a nicely crafted soundtrack that effectively supports the storytelling. (Gary Reber)