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Overall: 8
Story: 4
Animation: 8
Cinematography: 8
Sound: 7
Music: 7

The Profession

Directed By: Zach Macias

Genre: Action, Comedy
Length: 04:20
Released: December 31st, 2010

Content Advisory:  mild violence.

Director's Comments

The story of a man and his work.

Staff Review

Somewhat like the title character, The Profession is an undeniably impressive film that strives to be something different. The animation is stunning. Music is competently done, and fits the spy film atmosphere well- aided by some very nice voice acting. The cinematography is beautiful, and it's clear that the film was shot with quite a bit of love. The story... well, that's where things get a little sloppy. The narration is full of character, but it simply isn't enough to overshadow the lack of an engaging story. When a film builds up to a minute and a half long fight scene, it is a little disappointing to find that you don't actually care about either of the people that is fighting, and that takes away a lot of the (pardon the pun) punch that should have been delivered. Still, The Profession is an extremely slick film that, despite its shortcomings, is the film to see if you like brickfilming action pieces. If you're that kid who spent his recesses interrogating 'prisoners' with a stick and some cheesy one liners, look no more- this is the film for you.

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