In TRIGGER POINT, Nicolas Shaw (Barry Pepper) is a veteran from secret agency and lives a simple, small-town life but also has a sophisticated security system in his home. Nicolas' former colleague Elias Kane (Colm Feore) comes to him, and asks Nicolas to help get his daughter back. Along the way, Nick will unravel the secrets that led to him losing everything.
Pepper’s a good actor, but here, he mostly just looks exhausted. On the other hand, Jayne Eastwood, as a small-town bookshop owner Nicolas has struck up a friendship with, standing out as one breath of fresh air in a small but pivotal role.
Directed by television veteran Brad Turner with past experience with Homeland and 24, the film an episodic quality that translates all the way to the ending which feels like it is setting up a universe for a television show and the next series of episodes. The biggest issue with Trigger Point is its old cliché, i.e. assassinations and government plots and working outside the law are rote, predictable and not particularly compelling. No innovation, there is nothing new and aside from Nazneen Contractor’s charming moments, Trigger Point is too familiar and conventional to be interesting.