'Mirrors Don't Work & My Hits Don't Lie' by Duff Squad

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Film name: 
Mirrors Don't Work & My Hits Don't Lie
Genre: 
Crime
Heat: 
02
Average rating: 
4.153845
Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (13 votes)
7

Enjoyable crime movie, in which an ex bullies newly found conscience (in the form of a subverted 'Clippy' helper, you know, the paper clip thing from MS Office etc.) seems to be of more hindrance than good. Good use of the required element, but they also played it safe by having a regular bent bit of wire in there as well.

I think crime is a tough genre because it's one of those broad ones, so while the crux of this film was the conscience element, it certainly had a good amount of crime in it that was played well for laughs.

Probably over analyzing it to question whether the team was making some sort of statement about imposing another persons moral code as a conscience is really a wise idea. In fact that's definitely over analyzing it, but the film made me think that thought - so maybe it's a bit deeper than it was even trying to be?

8

Personally Loved this low budget film. Such a good use of the little paper clip guy from Microsoft to create a decent plot and story line. Shame about the missing audio when I watched it in the cinema this evening but all and all I loved the concept.

8

A clever use of Microsoft MS 'Clippy' helper, and it contributed well to the short as this annoying paperclip leads Steve (the 'one-faced' protagonist) to kill his girlfriend/room mate.

I think it had potential to be a lot more meaningful, some of the storyline was very hickory-dickory but it definitely was one of the ones that stood out in the heats.

Crime is a very hard genre as it's very general and a wide topic. The way this amateur group interpreted the 'crime' was smart, and that was one of their strong points.

10

Very clever with the way they interpreted the different crimes ... if that makes sense :P

6

A good effort on this movie. The story line held your attention as you wondered what would happen next. There were some issues with camera and sound, and the actors needed to convince me that they were their characters, but you could put these matters aside by the sheer interest in where the movie was going to. Well done.

6

This movie had me cracking up. A cop, a reformed Booby Young, mentors(?) a young character to set him on the right path in life who just seems to be having a really bad day.

He accidentally backs over his girlfriend because the (incredibly random) microsoft paper clip keeps popping up asking him "did you mean to..' and things go even worse from there. Not sure why the paper clip keeps popping up but it was very funny. Some nice acting too.

Some very funny stuff from a lot of first timers. Can't wait to see what they do next year.

8

Really well thought out plot line, I really liked the idea of the story line, I think it was a really good effort for first year. :)

10

reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally goood

10

Cool ideas.
Filmed well.
(A+ would watch again!)

10

Top tier film, would watch again.

Being Crime-inal is suffering.

10

good shiiiiiiiit

10

the use of the paperclip icon as a character was very entertaining. the film made me laugh more than any of the others.
good job Duff Squad.

5

Quite good, some sound issues, Paper clip best feature, Predictible end