Swept Under full movie review - Orchestrating Murder
After police investigators collect evidence, attractive Devin Kelley
(as Morgan Sher) cleans up crime scenes. Possessing a strong stomach
and gag reflex, Ms.
Kelly is able to mop up excessive human blood and
squeegee splattered brains off windows. She cleans up well. Kelly is on
the job when she meets likewise attractive homicide detective Aaron
Ashmore (as Nick Hopewell). He also looks sexy in one of those neatly
trimmed beards so popular in "Lifetime" TV movies today. He and she are
mutually attracted, but Kelly has a hinted-at history of relationship
problems. Due to her experience, Kelly is able to figure out how a
bloody murder happened, by surveying the crime scene. She agrees to
help Mr. Ashmore on his first case, but tells him no dating while they
When the case turns out to be a serial killer, how long can they keep
from playing hide the pistol?
For most of the first half, this is a very engaging movie. Director
Michel Poulette works exceptionally well delivering the story, by Doug
Barber and James Phillips; he manages his co-stars with skill.
Obviously, Kelly and Ashmore have the kind of chemistry that could
sustain a TV series, or more movies. The story wisely keeps them out of
bed for a sustained period of time. This is the secret appeal of many
screen team-ups (and buddy movies); after they do it, we're done. The
second half of the unfortunately titled "Swept Under" aka "Maid for
Murder" is interesting, but much less satisfying. The co-starring
couple are shifted from murder mystery to near horror. To their credit,
they and Mr. Poulette keep you interested through an uncomfortable tone
shift and choppy ending.
***** Swept Under/Maid for Murder (12/6/2015) Michel Poulette ~ Devin
Kelley, Aaron Ashmore, Stephen Bogaert, Brett Ryan