more to offer than it first gives us the impression. The story grows with complexity as the tension rises. A few known faces (Ray Liotta, John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Clea Duvall, Rebecca DeMornay) give depth to a film that barely avoids horror movie clichés.
The introduction is presented to us following an inverted time line and marvellously succeeds at showing us the link between all the characters in a quick and clear fashion. The action only takes a few minutes to settle in and long moments are rare. A hostile atmosphere reins upon the motel from the get go and the murders further enhance this aspect.
The film ends in a surprising manner which will surely split the audience in two.