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A harrowing story of a shy and possibly disturbed telemarketer/painter, his arrogant longtime friend and boss, and the carefree new co-worker whose love may offer a portrait of normalcy.

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Fresh: Bluesy background music plus a rainy Portland setting enhance the gloomy feel of 'Spiral' and help draw us into the world of its disturbed lead character.

- Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: It's an obvious, overlong, determined misfire of a motion picture...ambitious, but it's also fatally flawed.

- Brian Orndorf,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Note to the writers: Just because a movie is a mystery doesn't mean everything in it has to be.

- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Friday, February 8, 2008

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Creepy and good.

- dreamfaeries, Wednesday, May 14, 2008

2 stars

Rented this after being so impressed with Green?s Frozen. I thought it was okay at best, but I really loved the ending.

- cacutshaw, Saturday, May 22, 2010

4 stars

Zachary Levi (Chuck). What a great guy. Not in near enough films and I didn't even know he was in this as it's not like widely shown except for in the starting credits of the film. So i didn't see this movie coming. Talks about a loner who is socially awkward and I totally sympathized and like wow, someone made a movie about me. But then the stuff gets twisted and the main character, Joel Moore, calls up his boss Zach in the wee hours of the morning having a breathing attack saying he did something bad. Zach is really is patient with Joel, I mean REALLY patient. He puts up with his off behavior although he does it in such a way sometimes that he acts like he's better than Joel. Joel is like a train wreck of a person. Keeps to himself and doesn't really handle dealing with people well. No wonder why I empathize with this movie. However there is this one girl Amber that takes a shine to him even though he stays to himself. The story doesn't really unravel so much as you follow Joel's day to day life and what seems like a mental breakdown at times. Amber's character gets closer and closer taking a shine to Joel but he's about as emotionally available as a corpse. He has a dark secret that you can't tell if it's real or all in his disturbed mind. I love how Zach plays Xbox during one of the parties. Makes such a great nerd. Amber has such endearing qualities. She's so sweet and sincere. She's also forward and puts up with Joel's retarded tendencies. Can only happen in a movie. Finally as the movie progresses and Amber gets closer it's like you get to see more of Joel's character, almost like he's opening up. It's like you are learning about him as she does. It's a nice directorial touch. As the movie goes on it becomes more of a romance. You don't see so much of his demons as he opens up and falls for Amber. Then suddenly the weird finds a way to creep back in and surprise you. Perfect way to see how women can be fine one minute then flip weird and change on you the next. Don't get it at all. Wow it takes a real twist. Kind of saw it coming but the way things unwrap is great. The best PG-13 drama movie that is twisted that I've seen in a long time. It's moving and tells a great story. I really enjoyed this even though it seems to follow the whole "need a twist" type of plot motivator. Was a pleasant surprise tucked away from most. I love this film.

- EnigmaticHallucination, Friday, September 18, 2009