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Kontroll (R)

Release Date: April 1st (NYC-Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and Angelika Film Center), by THINKfilm The Cast: Sandor Csanyi, Zoltan Mucsi, Balazs Mihalyfi
In Hungarian with subtitles.
Basic Premise: The crazy life of quirky group ticket inspectors in a Hungarian subway system is upset by rival group of inspectors and a romance between an inspector and a beautiful passenger.

Entertainment Value: This is the kind of movie is a melting pot of many genres. At the same time, it is a comedy, drama, action/suspense thriller, and even a romance. The colorful characters are what make this movie a joy to behold. Each of the ticket inspectors is unique, quirky and very likeable. There is not one scene that is too slow or boring. There is enough of action, suspense and even mystery to easily entertain anyone.

Spiritual Value: Despite that this movie is filmed entirely underground, has an upbeat message. The message is that there is hope for anyone to escape from their dark, chaotic life even if they are isolated from society. In this case, one of the inspectors meets a beautiful passenger and falls in love with her. Thankfully, the romance does not get too sappy or melodramatic—it is more simple and sweet than most romances depicted on the screen. Some people need love in order to be set free--a very inspiring message.

Insult to your intelligence: None.

Number of times I checked my watch: 0

The Bottom Line: A surprisingly entertaining movie with colorful characters and plenty off-beat humor. Finally, a movie set entirely underground without vampires!

Recommended Way to Watch: Movie Theater (1st Run)

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