Kassandra (Kristianna Luna) has been recruited to work for a covert agency within the U.S. government because of her particular set of skills. She is able to read minds and that comes in very useful for when she’s linked with other members of the agency to extract information. One of the first people she’s connected to is Rachel (Karli Isabella Stunkel) and soon they find a connection is deeper than just mental.
However, it turns out that Kassandra and her team may be a little too good at their jobs and when they get closer to the truth, along with Stefan (Daustin Harvey) they have to go on the run.
Target Keyhole is a spy thriller written and directed by Michael Lauter. Something which turns out to be an unfortunate example of what happens when a director gives its audience what he thinks they want and misses the mark.
There’s a lot wrong with Talent Keyhole, the first perhaps being that the title is so cryptic that the audience may not easily grasp the premise. The title is indeed explained, but among all the other scientific and technical jargon which is thrown about, the audience may struggle to keep up as they’re expected.
Then there’s the dialogue and the acting itself, something which perhaps should be seen as an achievement as both are as wooden and stilted as each other. This means that whenever something dramatic, exciting or emotional happens, every actor delivers it like they’re simply reciting lines. Perhaps not a reflection on the actors, but on the direction that they were given.
Also, there’s a clumsy attempt at fleshing out the characters which feels incredibly dated. Kassandra is revealed to be bisexual at some point of the movie and this deepens the connection between her and Rachel. Unfortunately, this only seems to have been added for some titillation as the runtime is padded out with scenes of the couple holding hands and kissing.
Talent Keyhole unfortunately turns into a sinkhole quite early on into the production. A better director could bring much better performances from their cast, but even they’d be stuck whilst wading through techno jargon and acronyms.
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