Eye of the Beholder

pissing dog

A mildly interesting premise but lack of character development and a story that stagnates makes “Eye of the Beholder” a lackluster offering.

Ewan McGregor plays Stephen Wilson, a British consulate investigtor operating out of Washington D.C. He’s given an assignment to track his boss’ son who may be stealing from a trust fund and he encounters an intriguing murderess in the form of Ashley Judd. Being an expert in surveillance, Wilson follows her, his camera and mircrophone ever at the ready. So we go from city to city as he tracks her every move, watches her every disguise and finds out, lo and behold, that she’s willing to kill again at the drop of a hat. Who is she and why is she doing any of this, we’re never really clear about.

At the same time, Wilson is consumed by guilt for having lost his wife and daughter because of his job. This leads him to take a personal interest in Joanna Eris, the murderess’ well-being. An attraction on his part develops and he’s soon so obsessed that he also covers for her murders. All of this is fine, except that you don’t care one wit about him, his guilt or his obsession. As for Joanna, besides killing off men, she likes to take bubble baths and sing to herself. She’s also being tracked by the Feds for who knows what. The story makes no sense and is very hard to hear the way the audio jumps all over the place.

Also features k.d.lang as Hilary, Wilson’s big mouth contact at the agency, Jason Priestley as Gary, one of Joanna’s victims, Geneviève Bujold as Dr. Brault and Patrick Bergin as Alex Leonard.

Lotta says: bottom line – “Eye of the Beholder” is dead on arrival.