Staff Favorite

Overall: 7.5
Story: 8.5
Animation: 5
Cinematography: 6.5
Sound: 6
Music: 6.5

The Franky Job

Directed By: David M Pickett

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Drama
Length: 0:8:32
Released: May 18th, 2007

Content Advisory:  moderate violence, moderate language, mild sexual content.

Director's Comments

A private eye in a world full of half-human, half-animal creatures drinks some "Liquid Insanity" and reflects on his last case.

Staff Review

Zach Macias:
The Frank Job is one of the most unique brickfilms I've ever seen. It's definitely a film that requires you to think and view multiple times; I don't believe it's possible to casually watch this once and make any significant sense of it. It's essentially a noir private-eye film, but at its core is laced with hidden subtexts of racism and bigotry. The film is at times humorous, thought-provoking, and disturbing, mixed together in a blend that would seem abstract (and is for the most part), but seems to come together somehow at the end. The overall design of the film also helps create a very original world in which these characters inhabit, right down to the sets and cryptic use of character design (you'll see what I mean by that). While the other technical qualities aren't standout, the script and very idea behind this film are enough to warrant it a viewing or two. Highly recommended for anyone willing to be challenged to think.

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