The abstract title Death in Love
should be a good tip-off that writer-director Boaz Yakin has contradictory ideas fighting for control of his brain. To understand just how many requires seeing the movie. The risk when tackling a boatload of issues, however, is that you won't be able to convince the audience they all belong in the same movie. Yakin's ideas succumb to that here. They're woven together randomly, they produce neither a clear message nor an abstruse one, and they have little concretely to do with either death or love.
Death in Love opens in the grubby hallway of a prison hospital. A gaunt young woman walks past a succession of moan...