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Liam Neeson is Eliot Deacon, a soft-spoken mortician with the ability to talk to the recently deceased. It’s never entirely confirmed if his skills are genuine or the elaborate cover of a serial killer. Neeson clearly relishes the role, but he never plays to the cheap seats by going whole-hog psychotic; the character’s motivations remain opaque from first frame to last.

Ricci is game in her parallel role, baring body and soul as a disturbed teacher. But two subplots act as damaging narrative deadweight. This is one case where there’s more life in the morgue than out.

By Keith Uhlich
Time Out Doha,


  • Duration: 104
  • Released: Thu, 24 May
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo
  • Stars: Christina Ricci, Liam Neeson, Justin Long, Chandler Canterbury, Celia Weston, Luz Alexandra Ramos, Josh Charles

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