2014 / Director. Joe Johnson.
Review by Jarret Gahan.
Thomas Miller, an ambitious paralegal is dismissed from the prestigious law firm, RBE. Upon leaving, he observes a discreet exchange of a briefcase between two men in the foyer, the chap who retrieves the case takes the elevator to level thirty-four, the offices of RBE. Curiosity gets the better of Thomas and he trails the man, from there he becomes aware of all manner of suspicious activity including that of former-fellow employees. Things escalate when Thomas bears witness to the mystery man ruthlessly kill an employee and from there ensues a deadly game of cat and mouse between the unknown assailant and the remaining employees of RBE.
Clocking in at a mere seventy-four minutes, NOT SAFE FOR WORK is a suspense driven thriller interspersed with action set pieces that make for a terse yet tension-filled viewing. Screenwriting duo Adam Mason & Simon Boyes' taut and clever screenplay is complimented by the adept style of director Joe Johnston (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, JURASSIC PARK III, THE ROCKETEER) who turns in his most modest and least effects-induced effort since OCTOBER SKY.
Dumped to DTV by Universal Pictures mid last year, NOT SAFE FOR WORK arrived with little fanfare and zero marketing, allowing it to become an obscurity worthy of your discovery and potentially a cult-classic in years to come.