Dischord (2003)

A woman in love with music finds herself trapped between a husband jealous of her success and a brother-in-law with a deadly secret in this independent thriller. Lucian (Andrew Borba) is a talented but arrogantly self-important musician and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 31, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post

A hackneyed, by-the-numbers race against the clock to stop a serial killer from striking again.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

If [Wilkinson] is at times arty and self-conscious, he shows promise as a deep-digging and personal filmmaker.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

It'd be a far more interesting movie without the detective...it's a conventional, commercial cop/killer movie when he's on screen and an edgy, passionate one without him.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

The story is so crowded with incident and implication as to be both nonsensical and impossible to act, so the actors, when they are not bursting into fits of temper, smile mysteriously.

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Mark Olsen
L.A. Weekly

A disappointing hodgepodge that fails to tie up its conflicting strands of family drama and suspense thriller.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A small but bracing breath of fresh air; if a little under-told, its problems at least stem from a creative gait that's refreshingly out of lockstep with the Hollywood-ized regurgitation of indie film convention.

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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

An atmospheric but insufferably soapy drama.

David Ng
Village Voice

Writer-director Mark Wilkinson gracefully elides backstories while arranging his converging narratives into a neat fugue, but the overall preciousness of his conception is suffocating.

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Larry Carroll

Like an old relative you haven't seen in ten years, you know the story of Dischord, but enough has changed to make for an interesting visit.

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