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'Anna' drops a big hint and spoils the old-fashioned mystery
'Anna' drops a big hint and spoils the old-fashioned mystery

First-time Spanish director Jorge Dorado aims for Hitchcock and misses by a mile with "Anna," an old-fashioned thriller with a stale sci-fi premise and a prodigal waste of talent in co-star Taissa Farmiga. The latest world-weary detective to become obsessed with the would-be heiress he's investigating is clairvoyant John (Mark Strong), a sleuth with the power to see fragments of his clients' memories. Though John finds his telepathic abilities increasingly unreliable after the death of his wife, he pursues a case to advocate on behalf of Anna (Farmiga), a teen imprisoned in her home by her distant parents while they fight over sending her off to a mental...

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