[Review] 'Do It Yourself' Is A High-Octane And Inventive Crime Thriller

Do It Yourself is a clever game of cat and mouse except this time the mouse has a trick up his sleeve. What would you do if you knew you were going to be killed off after finishing the task at hand? Would you accept your fate or would you fight?

Our story follows Alkis Vidalis (Konstadinos Aspiotis). Alkis agrees to film a video to restore the public image of a prominent businessman. Things don’t go according to plan and that’s where the story really heats up. Knowing he’s going to be permanently removed from society, Alkis does what any sane man would do. He turns into MacGyver. Using every tool in sight to find a way to set himself free, Alkis out wits each one of his worthy opponents. Quentin Tarantino would be proud.

Do It Yourself is in a league of its own. There’s so much to love here that I had trouble picking my favorite scenes. One of my favorite aspects is how the main character breaks the fourth wall and speaks directly to the viewer. It adds something special to the already fast-paced plot. There are tricks I’ve never seen in film before and although they’re small they definitely add personality to the film. I love the camera work, the technique, and the attention to detail. If you like action packed films that have a life of their own, I think you’ll love this one. It’s entertaining and keeps you at the edge of your seat.

I give Do It Yourself a solid A. It’s a movie I’d watch again. I don’t say that lightly. Writer/Director Dimitris Tsilifonis did an incredible job here. I look forward to seeing more of his work.

Do It Yourself is now available on DVD from Artsploitation Films.


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