Soon, Allye meets this mysterious figure and they form an alliance. Together, they conspire to eerily exact their revenge and expose his sins. Their psychological warfare takes a toll on everyone involved. We see how this murder eats away at the lives of three people who were present in that heinous moment. A piece of everyone’s soul was lost that night.
“…stunning cinematography which beautifully captures the moody atmosphere of the era…”
What The Riot Act lacks in gripping pace, it makes up for in stunning cinematography which beautifully captures the moody atmosphere of the era. Intimate performances draw viewers in, despite the underwhelming sense of suspense. Plot twists could be punchier and less obviously foreshadowing.
It is cool that this is based on a true story and filmed on historic grounds in Arkansas, but the average viewer will not find that satisfying if the film isn’t strong enough to stand on its own. Still, The Riot Act impressively swept 6 categories at the Los Angeles Film Awards in February, including Best Feature, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Cinematography, and finally Best Ensemble Cast.