Notebook Reviews: CIRCUS

2 out of 5 stars

Rob Walker – 2000

Circus is a well made British thriller which has all the elements to be a good thriller – except the script. A better storyline was badly needed to make this work. The soundtrack is awful as well – it’s way too loud. 

John Hannah and Famke Janssen make for engaging leads but the story here is too far fetched and much too over-blown. Rob Walker’s film features a very strange supporting cast – like it was picked out of a hat at random: Peter Stormare, Brian Conley, Fred WardEddie Izzard…and Christopher Biggins (!). 

Circus is a movie filled with wasted potential. It’s not worth your time.