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Desert Saints (2002)




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A hit man uses women he picks up to assist him with his assassinations, then kills them when he's done.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Richard Greenberg, Wally Nichols
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2002
Artisan Home Entertainment

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Jim Jenkins
as Anchorman
Bill Sage
as Davis
Keith Diamond
as Robinson
Brent Roam
as Concierge
Buddy Quaid
as Attendant
Jonathan Nichols
as Ernesto Zapata
Zach Chapman
as Officer
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Critic Reviews for Desert Saints

All Critics (6)

The movie has a handful of cool moments - punctuated by long and familiar bouts of B-movie machinations, to say nothing of the annoyingly stutter-step narration.

Full Review… | December 4, 2002
Apollo Guide

Closer to Flashback than to Freeway, the Kiefer Sutherland vehicle Desert Saints is actually closer to Montana than either.

Full Review… | October 27, 2002
Film Freak Central

September 23, 2005

August 16, 2005

Full Review… | December 10, 2002

Full Review… | December 10, 2002

Audience Reviews for Desert Saints


Kiefer Sutherland, the good guy of TV's 24, goes bad in this dusty thriller in which he plays university-educated professional assassin Arthur Banks working his way towards one last hit, employing a help-me-or-I'll-shoot-you kind of charm. His modus operandi involves picking up a woman and forcing her into the accomplice position, but like Jack Bauer in 24, I'm meant to like for him, ignoring his blooded occupation, his lack of conversation and a disinclination to reveal his pearly whites.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


I watched this simply because I'm a fan of Kiefer Sutherland, especially in his bad ass roles. While for fans of his the film offers some cool moments, it fails overall. The biggest problem is the lead actress, Melora Walters, who is horrendous. Think of the female version of Mark Wahlberg in The Happening. It's that bad. The plot was also largely nonsensical, with very poorly written dialogue that only Sutherland was able to deliver with any believability. The police also have a bad habit of showing up randomly despite having no apparent actionable intelligence, they just know things.

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

Super Reviewer

Why is Keifer so damn good? i would love to know. A small budget movie that is entertaining, interesting, and smart.

william b.
william barkley

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