“Responsible for the death of his seven-year-old daughter, David (the always good to watch Mads Mikkelsen), a once successful painter, has lost control over his seemingly pointless existence. After five years of anguish, he discovers a door which will give him the opportunity to turn back time and prevent her death.
Directed by Anno Saul (Kebab Connection), and starring the drop-dead gorgeous Jessica Schwarz, a film combining time-travel with horror and family drama seems a curious mix, with comparisons to The Time Traveller’s Wife (2009) not entirely inaccurate. Once again, there’s more focus on the family’s relationships affected by such a horrific turn of events, which quite frankly is a relief, because every time the film ventures into creepiness, Saul attempts to perforate our eardrums with some unremarkable hubbub.
The plot will certainly keep you interested until it reaches its slightly farcical climax involving the appearance of another family undergoing similar atrocities, but the introduction of a guilt-free neighbour and some clever twists and acts of brutality, plus some lush visuals, make for an entertaining time-travel thriller that wins praise for not being a complete mind-screw.”