A young woman experiences painful and gruesome side effects after an experiment with time travel goes wrong.
User Reviews: "Shifter" from writer and director Jacob Leighton Burns was definitely not your average run-of-the-mill time travelling movie, for better or worse. There were some very interesting aspects to the storyline, to say the least.
Now, "Shift" is a semi-slow paced movie, to be honest, and it is because of the fact that you feel as is very little is actually happening throughout of the course of the entire movie. A fact, actually, because not all that much actually did happen in the movie.
I liked the part of the time travel, how one body becomes unraveled by the fabric of time as the other replace it. And it was definitely something very interesting in terms of originality from writer and director Jacob Leighton Burns.
Nicole Fancher (playing Theresa Chaney) carries the movie quite well with her performance. I am not familiar with her work, but I was pleased with her performance in "Shifter". And I also enjoyed the performance of Ashley Mandanas (playing Blake Douglass), even though I was fully unfamiliar with her prior to this movie. Just a shame that Ashley Mandanas wasn’t given more screen time.
The special effects in the movie were good, and they definitely helped bring the movie to life on the screen.
Ultimately, it was the fact that so very little actually happened in the movie that made this movie suffer. And for me, it turned out to be a less than mediocre movie experience. Especially since there was so much potential readily available to be used here in the movie. It felt like writer and director Jacob Leighton Burns simply skipped on too many aspects of the movie or failed to delve deep enough to make it interesting.
My rating of "Shifter" is a mere four out of ten stars. I was disappointed with the pacing of the storyline and the fact that it actually feels like an incomplete movie.