I love this noire movie, if you love the Sin City movies you'll love this one. Purchased this title mainly due to the fact that Sasha Grey is in it, but, to my dismay she only appears for maybe 45 seconds. Overall this is your basic "B" rated flick with some second rate poorly executed martial arts scenes and half rate acting. Jake's gambling habit left him penniless, broken, and desperate. Determined to get back on his feet, he goes to work as a driver for The Naked Eye - a prostitution ring disguised as a members-only gentleman's club. There he meets Sandy Samantha Streets , a desperate runaway and kindred soul with big ambitions.
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Sign In. Spoilers Hide Spoilers. MLachey 25 January I must start by saying that you should not watch this film with the same expectations of a large Hollywood production because it simply isn't. Moreover, it borrows a lot from Sin City in its colour scheme, lighting and general feel. The fight choreography is gritty and satisfactory.
Review: ‘The Girl From the Naked Eye’ more than a noir wannabe
But the filmmakers make a mistake in telling the story via flashback and a voice-over by Jason Yee , who plays Jake, the main character. As graceful as Mr. Yee is in those fights, he proves that delivering a compelling voice-over is harder than it seems. The movie is trying for noir, but Jake mostly sounds awkward talking us through his efforts to avenge the killing of Sandy Samantha Streets , an under-age prostitute for whom he developed a soft spot while working as her driver. Jake took that job to pay off a foolishly incurred debt, and it puts him in the midst of an underworld centered on a club called the Naked Eye, where men connect with escorts like Sandy.
Here's a film noir crossed with a martial-arts movie, taking place in the dark shadows of mean streets. And that's about all you need to know about the plot, which serves simply as a device to keep us moving right along from one bloody action sequence to the next. It isn't a great movie, but it looks terrific and makes me look forward to the next film by its director, David Ren.