Seven shot dead on an Australian subway line, leaving one shell-shocked survivor. Another victim found dead in a remote Australian town, suggesting the killer's a local. Into this scenario comes a pedestrian and unambitious beat cop named McGahan (Brendan Cowell), who finds himself stricken with tinnitus while tasked with working on the case. Well, by working on the case we mean sitting in an RV in the suburbs waiting for locals to come by with any evidence they might have. Dirty Harry it ain't.
Matthew Saville's moody thriller is as much about atmosphere as it is about story. In the poorly lighted suburbs, the dingy apartments, and that horrible RV, we see McGahan go about his business with can only be described as utter boredom, at least when he's not freaking out about the noise in his ears. You'd think that the biggest murder case he's likely to come across in his career would jazz him a little bit, but no such luck. McGahan's a cop, he tells us, because he was too dumb to do anything else, really.
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