SassyFlix | Murder by Night

Murder by Night


Pestered by a detective who believes that he is faking his condition, an amnesic man tries to work out why he was found passed out near a murder scene in this nifty telepic from Canada. Michael Ironside is perfect as the taunting and unrelenting police officer and the film has some appropriately haunting dreams and nightmares as pieces of the puzzle slowly come back to the protagonist. What works best about the film though is the personal identity themes it taps into with the protagonist trying to rediscover who he is and whether he wants to even be that person; "maybe I don't want to remember". The pacing of the project is sometimes off, with a love subplot a particular distraction; the final ten minutes are also a bit underwhelming when all cards come out on the table, but this generally effective - even unsettling at times.