Directed by: D.W. Brown
Starring: Nick Stahl, Olivia Wilde, Dash Mihok, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Daniel Franzese
MPAA Rating: R
Distributed by: Anchor Bay
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Runing Time: 90 minutes
Film: 3 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1.5 out of 5 stars
I am a sucker for a decent cast. When I saw that “On The Inside” stars Nick Stahl and Olivia Wilde, I thought I would give it a shot. It was a decent surprise overall. It was pretty intense drama, that deals with a lot of trauma. The acting is impressive especially Nick Stahl…where are you? I am huge fan of Olivia Wilde but high notes also need to go to Pruitt Taylor Vince for his role. The film looks a bit of steam towards the end but overall entertains within its tight 90 minutes.
Allen Meneric, college professor (Nick Stahl) is sentenced to a psychiatric hospital after brutal murder a man who he thought raped his girlfriend. While in the hospital he gets chosen for a socialization program, during that he meets fellow inmate (Olivia Wilde). When a fellow inmate and unpredictable psychopath (Dash Mihok) stages a break out, Allen seeks redemption and choses to protect Mia from the violence that is breaking out in the institution.
The film is gritty but the Blu-ray presentation is decent. The 1080p transfer works well with its 1.78:1 ratio. The audio is also impressive with its Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track. The release comes in a two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo, which is also a plus. Unfortunately, the only special feature is an audio commentary track with writer/director D.W. Brown and stars Joanne Baron and Daniel Franzese. Overall, nothing too impressive to listen to either.