ROHMC17 #3: Almost Human (2013)

More like Almost Snoozin’, because I was so bored by the end of it.

That’s just mean being an ass, but at one point Almost Human does slow down a painful amount and what was once intriguing and suspenseful becomes a dull slog that makes its 80-minute runtime feel much longer. It’s frustrating, because despite the brutal pace and the tiresome repetition of violent deaths, writer/director Joe Begos’ talents is clearly evident. The guy has a knack for directing and the ability to generate cool ideas, he just seems to have trouble translating them into feature-length films that keep your attention. I have every intention of checking out his follow-up effort, The Mind’s Eye, but for all its promise, Almost Human isn’t worth its already short runtime.