Fifth about The Seventh

A Family Man / The Headhunter’s Calling

A Family Man: Mark Williams’s drama manages to extract some touching moments from the father-son relationship, in spite of following a beaten, facile path; the result is a tear-jerker that feels overly manipulative and is unremarkable in every possible way. Acting is serviceable but far from memorable: Gerard Butler and Gretchen Mol are merely OK, and it’s Alfred Molina that leaves the strongest impression of the whole cast with his small role. Director of photography Shelly Johnson’s camerawork is competent but generic, forgettable; the same can be said for Thom Noble’s editing.

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