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Screenwriters John Glosser, Joe Russo, and Chris LaMont look to explore the ways of crime and family with “The Locksmith,” a noir-ish take on a quicksand-like dilemma facing a broken man dealing with a past filled with guilt. The writing isn’t razor sharp, but it does take care to examine various characters stuck in unwinnable situations, offering some level of attention to personality and developing distress. “The Locksmith” is a smaller film, without major dramatic firepower, but it delivers a proper sense of alarm with the lead character and his bad habits, and director Nicolas Harvard (making his helming debut) keeps things compelling, managing turns of plot and suspenseful confrontations. He also pulls a semi-interesting performance out of Ryan Phillippe, who does surprisingly well with his take on dented nobility. Read the rest at


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