For Sale By Owner (DVD Review)16 Oct, 2009 By: Jordan Harrison
Rated ‘PG-13’ for some violent and disturbing images.
Stars Tom Skerritt, Rachel Nichols, Kris Kristofferson, Skeet Ulrich, Scott Cooper.
For Sale by Owner is a low-budget thriller that manages to entertain.
The film takes place in a small, historically rich town in Virginia, where archaeological preservationist Will Custis (Scott Cooper) buys a house that may lead to the discovery of a lost American colony.
Strange things occur as soon as Custis agrees to purchase the house from owner Ferlin Smith (Kris Kristofferson). After injuring his hand, Custis seeks medical attention and is told by the doctor that the man from whom he bought the house had died years earlier in a car accident.
For Sale by Owner has chilling and mysterious moments, though it has trouble sustaining its intensity.
Supporting roles from Kristofferson, Tom Skerritt and Rachel Nichols (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) are strong enough to carry the plot.