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  • Summary: A psychological thriller about an LAPD crime scene photographer who tries to confront his fears by setting his own boundaries on reality and illusion. (Fish Eye Films LLC)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    70
    More "Heat" than "Eraserhead". It's all good. Just don't be disappointed if it's not what you were expecting. Try to enjoy this for what it is.
  2. The promise of a stylish psychological thriller is squandered in Camera Obscura, which lapses into an ordinary, wearying tale of a nice guy in over his head with ruthless criminals.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Unable to blend artfilm with psychological thriller, writer-director Hamlet Sarkissian makes something opaque indeed out of Camera Obscura.
  4. Sarkissian's script is both overwrought and undercooked, crammed with floridly senseless speeches.
  5. An L.A. neo-noir raised to an insufferable degree of artiness.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4