DVD Review: 360 (+trailer)

By Craig Nicholson

It is a question that would bring a smile to a philosopher's face. Is everything that happens to us predicated on events that happen before?

Is every event in the world linked to something else?

Does one event's outcome impact on millions of people down the line?

360 explores such a phenomenon in a fascinating way.

Starting in Vienna, the film weaves its way through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix as the actions of one person overlap with the experiences of another.

People from all walks of life cross paths in unlikely ways but nevertheless impact on the actions of others.

Michael Daly (Jude Law) is on a business trip in Europe. He is lonely and organises a prostitute for the night.

But fate steps in and he is sidetracked from his appointment. Cold feet set in and he changes his mind.

What difference to his life and marriage would have eventuated if fate had not played a hand?

The ripple effect flows around the world, from the prostitute herself and her sister, to Michael's wife (Rachel Weisz), to her lover and his partner.

And so it goes.

Along the chain we meet John (Sir Anthony Hopkins) on a flight from Europe to the United States.

He gets talking to the young Brazilian passenger seated alongside him and an unlikely friendship develops.

That friendship ultimately puts her in great danger from a sexual predator.

360 poses as many questions as it answers, but does give us an interesting ride.


(M) Madman Entertainment

Rating: 3.5 / 5


- Hamilton News

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