I’m feeling philosophical. If one reviews a movie that nobody is going to see, does the review count? I guess we’ll find out. I went through a huge serial killer phase, to clarify, a huge serial killer movie phase. My law school roommate and I rented every gory killfest from Copycat to Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. I don’t know if it’s maturity (no, that can’t be it) or desensitization or motherhood, but I completely burned out on them. I went down in a blaze of glory with Silence of the Lambs and never looked back. The point being that this is a good movie, it’s just not for me.
Dennis Quaid plays Aidan Breslin, a cynical detective who has been recently widowed. He is investigating a gruesome string of murders that seem to have biblical roots in their execution. The killings seem to be based on the four horsemen of the Apocalypse bringing war, plague, famine and pestilence. Breslin also quickly notices another commonality in the case…him.
So, to recap, if serial killer movies are your thing, this one is worth the ticket. The plot is relatively solid and it’s not short on suspense. If you are a Dennis Quaid fan, and who isn’t, he turns in a solid performance in a stereotypical role.