Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Review: Intuition

Release date: May 28, 2020
Running time: 116 minutes
Starring: Luisana Lopilato, Joaquín Furriel, Rafael Ferro

Intuition tells the story of Manuela "Pipa" Pelari (Lopilato), who begins her career as a police detective.  Working alongside with her mentor, the controversial detective Francisco Juánez (Furriel), together they must solve the violent murder of a 19 year old girl when all the clues point to the fact that she was murdered by her best friend. At the same time, Pipa will have another difficult mission, to secretly investigate the murder of a young boy where her boss Juanez seems to be guilty. 

This movie has fun, but by the book police procedural characters.  Lopilato is a rookie with a lot of talent and a hunger to succeed.  Furriel is a brilliant detective who just happens to always be one step ahead of both the criminals, and his own department.  His persona is a nice balance of intense focus and disconnect with what is going on, as he only cares about the case and solving the crime.  Together they form an enjoyable team.  The story is entertaining, if a little unmemorable.  It has enough threads that are happening simultaneously that it never gets boring, but does seem a little convenient at times.  And the characters outside of the main two don't play very big roles in the overall story.  They come in and out when needed but the main thrust of the film are the two named leads. 

Intuition is like watching a movie length episode of CSI.  The police instantly analyze data and make observations that lead to the next clue.  If they don't have the answers, they will use their crack investigation skills and a little luck to get to the next part of the story.  It is entertaining, but not very realistic.  They seem to have the right answer right when it is needed, and get the clue that solves the case when they just happen to hit a dead end.  There isn't much action in the film, it focuses more on solving the mystery.  The movie also starts off odd, with a weird, traumatizing incident that is not referenced again or explained.  That being said, this film is an enjoyable police procedural, with plenty of twists that will keep you entertained.  

Intuition is an enjoyable police procedural with enjoyable main characters, plenty of plot threads, and an interesting but convenient story. 

Rent it.

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