Robert Downey Jr.,
As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and lette... read morers, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.
How do you make a dramatic film about a real-life serial killer who was never caught? It's a pretty tall order, but I think they found the answer to the ques
Reviewed 33 days days ago
. First off, this movie is extremely interesting. It will get you hooked on the zodiac killer and you will want to find out who he is just as much as Jake Gyllenhall. The acting in this m
Reviewed 32 days days ago
. A must-watch for anyone interested in serial killer psychology/phenomena, or just a great detective story.
R. Lee Ermey
Director David Fincher's dark, stylish thriller ranks as one of the decade's most influential box-of... read morefice successes. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending death, the film concerns Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a homicide specialist just one week from a well-deserved retirement. Every minute of his 32 years on the job is evident in Somerset's worn, exhausted face, and his soul aches with the pain that can only come from having seen and felt far too much. But Somerset's retirement must wait for one last case, for which he is teamed with young hotshot David Mills (Brad Pitt), the fiery detective set to replace him at the end of the week. Mills has talked his reluctant wife, Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), into moving to the big city so that he can tackle important cases, but his first and Somerset's last are more than either man has bargained for. A diabolical serial killer is staging grisly murders, choosing victims representing the seven deadly sins. First, an obese man is forced to eat until his stomach ruptures to represent gluttony, then a wealthy defense lawyer is made to cut off a pound of his own flesh as penance for greed. Somerset initially refuses to take the case, realizing that there will be five more murders, ghastly sermons about lust, sloth, pride, wrath, and envy presented by a madman to a sinful world. Somerset is correct, and something within him cannot let the case go, forcing the weary detective to team with Mills and see the case to its almost unspeakably horrible conclusion. The moody photography is by Darius Khondji; the nauseatingly vivid special effects are by makeup artist Rob Bottin, best known for more fantasy-oriented work in films like The Howling (1981). ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi
s dark and mysterious elements to it, and just a nice contrast between the two main characters, the killer himself too did an impressive job in the acting section
Reviewed 46 days days ago
Classic serial killer movie though it did feel a bit rushed.
Reviewed 21 days days ago
David fincher bounces back from alien 3 with a film that would redefine the way we view serial killer films. The film is fincher and Kevin walkers great addition to the genre. Fincher creates a
A hardened detective enters into a tenuous symbiotic relationship with the vicious serial killer she... read more is tracking after earning the respect of the murderous madman in this vicious psychological thriller starring Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, and William Hurt. Earl Brooks (Costner) is a successful businessman, noted philanthropist, and loving father. He's the kind of man whom no one would ever suspect of being a notorious serial killer, but then again history's most dubious psychopaths are often the quiet neighbor whom no one would ever suspect was capable of committing such unspeakable atrocities. Until now, no one has had any reason to link Earl Brooks with the heinous crimes of the dreaded Thumbprint Killer. Even his beautiful wife (Marg Helgenbeger) and teenage daughter (Danielle Panabaker) could never conceive of such an awful truth. But when Mr. Brooks's dark side begins to outshine his sane exterior, an amateur photographer (Dane Cook) captures the killer succumbing to his murderous instinct on film. Now, as Mr. Brooks is pursued by tenacious detective Tracy Atwood (Moore) and forced to bend to the will of an opportunistic bystander, the killer who was once able to keep his murderous alter ego (Hurt) in check finds his control steadily slipping. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Great serial killer flick filmed in Portland! Still waiting for the sequel.
Reviewed 16 months days ago
. Costner he is just beyond class. Awesome demeanour and awesome portrayal of a cold blooded killer. Off course william hurt does his part too. Super loaded movie with super loaded cast.
Reviewed 13 months days ago
. Brooks" doesn't qualify as either the best or the most original serial killer thriller ever made, but it is a whole lot of fun, especially if you crave serial killer flick
In this multiple Oscar-winning thriller, Jodie Foster stars as Clarice Starling, a top student at th... read moree FBI's training academy whose shrewd analyses of serial killers lands her a special assignment: the FBI is investigating a vicious murderer nicknamed Buffalo Bill, who kills young women and then removes the skin from their bodies. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into this case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out. Lecter does indeed know something of Buffalo Bill, but his information comes with a price: in exchange for telling what he knows, he wants to be housed in a more comfortable facility. More important, he wants to speak with Clarice about her past. He skillfully digs into her psyche, forcing her to reveal her innermost traumas and putting her in a position of vulnerability when she can least afford to be weak. The film mingles the horrors of criminal acts with the psychological horrors of Lecter's slow-motion interrogation of Clarice and of her memories that emerge from it. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
. Anythony Hopkins plays the killer Hannibal Lector, who is arguably the best psychopath or movie killer of all time. To be hones
Reviewed 3 months days ago
story of Clarice Starlight, a trainee in the FBI, being assigned by Jack Crawford to find a serial killer nicknamed "Buffalo Bill", and must interview the psychiatric cannibalistic serial killer name
Reviewed 6 months days ago
. Jodie Foster & Anthony Hopkins star in a kind of cat & mouse game trying to catch a serial killer of women. Scott Glenn plays an FBI Agent in charge of Behavioral Sciences. Ted Levine is very
Patrick Bateman is young, white, beautiful, ivy leagued, and indistinguishable from his Wall Street ... read morecolleagues. Shielded by conformity, privilege, and wealth, Bateman is also the ultimate serial killer, roaming freely and fearlessly. His murderous impulses are fueled by zealous materialism and piercing envy when he discovers someone else has acquired more than he has. After a colleague presents a business card superior in ink and paper to his, Bateman's blood thirst sharpens, and he steps up his homicidal activities to a frenzied pitch. Hatchets fly, butcher knives chop, chainsaws rip, and surgical instruments mutilate-how far will Bateman go? How much can he get away with?
y're supposed friends, the ending just makes everyone care about whether or not Bateman is a serial killer and if everything was just in his imagination. The clues point completely toward him not bein
Reviewed 5 months days ago
Christian Bale's portrayal of a deranged serial killer is absolutely brilliant and haunting.
Reviewed 2 months days ago
Creepy ass movie but Christian Bale plays a great psychopathic serial killer!
Filmed on location in Montreal and New York, The Bone Collector is a suspense thriller that combines... read more Rear Window and Seven. Two cops on the trail of a brutal serial killer must see as one, act as one, and think as one before the next victim falls. Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) is an intelligent forensics detective who was paralyzed in the line of duty. The author of several books, he has a keen eye for detail and nose for clues that have made him a legend in the law enforcement community. Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) is a street-smart policewoman in her twenties. On her last day as a street cop, before being transferred to a desk job, Amelia discovers a badly mutilated corpse. Rhyme is asked to investigate the case, but he declines. To him, it is an open-and-shut case not worth his time. But when he takes a close look at the evidence, he is intrigued, as the photos reveal complex messages in their details. The lunatic, who might be a taxi driver (a Scorsese allusion), amuses himself by paying homage to legendary murders in his own gruesome acts. Amelia is assigned to assist Rhyme, and she must be the eyes and ears of the quadriplegic detective. And they must capture the killer before he strikes again. Written by Jeremy Iacone and based on a book of the same title by Jeffrey Deaver, The Bone Collector was directed by the Australian thriller specialist Phillip Noyce, who directed such films as Clear and Present Danger and Dead Calm. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi
ge, which he casts in a silly way, and, gosh, he just pretends he is some highly intelligent serial killer. Sorry, no offense, but you're not! Proves that all you want is attention!
Reviewed 2 years days ago
. It was changed so much, the killer in the movie wasn't even in the book.
Reviewed 2 years days ago
. He and his female partner track down a serial killer.
The directorial debut from filmmaker James Wan, this psychological thriller comes from the first scr... read moreeenplay by actor Leigh Whannell, who also stars. Whannell plays Adam, one of two men chained up in a mysterious chamber. The other, Dr. Gordon (Cary Elwes), like Adam, has no idea how either of them got there. Neither of them are led to feel optimistic by the man lying between them dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Together, Adam and Dr. Gordon attempt to piece together what has happened to them and who the sadistic madman behind their imprisonment is. Also starring Danny Glover and Monica Potter, Saw premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi
"Perfume" is a terrifying story of murder and obsession set in 18th-century France. Jean-Baptiste Gr... read moreenouille has a unique talent for discerning the scents and smells that swirl around him, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. Strangely lacking any scent of his own, he becomes obsessed with capturing the irresistible but elusive aroma of young womanhood. As Grenouille's obsession turns deadly, 12 young girls are found murdered. Panic breaks out as people rush to protect their daughters, while an unrepentant and unrelenting Grenouille still lacks the final ingredient to complete his quest.
What looks like a 17 century serial killer film becomes something much more interesting; much more interesting. Love, passion and unique
Reviewed 7 months days ago
. The main character is described as a serial killer who hunts women for the perfect perfume.
Reviewed 2 years days ago
Interesting movie about a killer who killed for women's scent
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully with this long... read more-delayed big-screen continuation that revives the series six years after it headed off the air in 2002. Creator Chris Carter returns to direct, co-writing the script with series veteran Frank Spotnitz for 20th Century Fox. Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet and rapper Xzibit co-star in the stand-alone sequel. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi