Risk

Movie Review by Nigel A. Messenger

Starring: Bryan Brown, Claudia Karvan, Tom Long

Director: Alan White

RISK is the story of a young, naive man Ben Madigan (Tom Long), who goes to work for an insurance company as a claims adjustor, in the hope of helping people, only to find he cares too much to succeed in the cruel cut-throat environment.

His boss (Bryan Brown) sees a different sort of potential in him, a way to use his sincerity to increase the companies profit. It’s not too long however before Ben realises he’s being used in an elaborate scheme to run a scam on the company. Extra cash payments and a steamy relationship with a young lawyer (Claudia Karvan) at the heart of the scam buys his silence.

But events don’t go smoothly and it’s not long before the risk involved increases and Ben has to decide whether he sides with the lawyer or his boss.

RISK is quite a good little movie that could easily pass by unnoticed and in fact is going straight to video in some territories. The storyline is quite a clever idea and I’m sure insurance companies are every bit as cut-throat as depicted here.

Try and find an hour an a half to catch RISK, it would be a shame to miss it.

3 out of 6 stars

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