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Bailiwick (film review)


Film: Bailiwick
Year: 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery
Directed By: Tonia L. Carrier
Starring: Roni Jonah, Kathleen Lawlor, Tim Krueger
About:BAILIWICK is the story of John, a lonely, quiet man who is given a magical gift that changes his life. Do you like magic?
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyVld3kb9wg

My Review:
Having had Bailiwick requested for me to review on a previous blog post I thought I would give it a watch and see what this was about. Before watching I didn't know anything about this movie and had never heard of it so there is nothing which will influence my review.

I thought that this movie was good in that it showed how John started to take control of his life thanks to the people at the carnival who gave him the book of magic. I also liked how it showed John learning the tricks from being able to do no magic at all to being able to being able to get people to do as he said by just whispering in their ears. By having the ending also have John passing on the book I thought it was good as it showed how he also wanted to help someone regain power in their life instead of being walked all over.

However, Bailiwick was really slow for me and didn't really do much throughout the movie until the last ten to fifteen minutes which did upset me as I wanted to see more of the magic and how John uses it. By also having the character not very likable it was difficult for me to invest in this movie as much as I was hoping to. I also thought that the death of Kylie never really made much sense as it just looked like the man touched her but not in a violent way at all which made me question how she actually died. I did think that the acting in this also wasn't all that great and didn't really show off any of the actors acting abilities as well as it could have.

Overall, I found that this movie was really slow and not much really happened within it. I would recommend this movie to those who like slow films and people who like magic. Personally, this isn't a movie I feel I would watch again.

My Rating: 2/5 

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