Proxy does slow down a little at the halfway point. The first hour (at two hours it does run a bit long) is almost nonstop surprises and craziness, and the rampant unpredictability comes to an end after a shocking scene in Melanie’s house. The second hour focuses more on the mundane, following characters at work or arguing with others or having lunch, and it drags a little.
That first hour is remarkable though, and the last 15 or so minutes of this puzzling, unnerving movie are nearly as great. Even after two hours, most of the characters are hard to figure out. Much less difficult to decipher is the notion that after this story of madness and violence in small town America and the equally intriguing and unsettling Scalene,
director Zack Parker is a major talent.