Movie Short Review – Assassins (2011)

Assassins is a short tale of two assassins meeting at a hit gone wrong. Actor Bill Oberst Jr. (Nude Nuns with Big Guns, A Haunting in Salem) leads this short film as the seasoned assassin, Nathan, who imparts unique wisdom on a young, first-time assassin.

As expected from Bill Oberst Jr., his role is as solid as ever. He plays his role with utter confidence and has an aura about him with portrayal of Nathan. You never question who is the professional assassin is within this film. Nathan holds himself in high regard and carries himself with the cockiness that only someone in this position could carry themselves with.

Michael Bonomo brings us this short, which utilizes clever camera angles and effective lighting tactics, but the star of the show is the smart dialog throughout the piece and the way in which Oberst Jr. brings that dialogue to us. You find yourself enthralled with every spoken word and envisioning each story told by Nathan.

Overall, this short was presented effectively and with much higher production values than most films of this ilk. I praise director Michael Bonomo for his astounding visuals created by simple techniques and even more simple locations. If you have a chance to check out this short, do yourself a favor and do so. You will not regret it.

Find out more about the director:
Michael Bonomo