Desert Saints (2002)

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In this offbeat thriller, a refined and well-educated hired killer has an unusual way of doing business: He finds women, forces them to help him with his murders, and then kills them before they can tell anyone about his work. With police detectives on his trail, the killer picks up a woman hitchhiking in the desert, planning to use her in his latest assignment, the murder of a drug kingpin in Mexico. But the killer discovers that his latest "accomplice" is not so eager to cooperate and knows … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Sep 17, 2002
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Artisan Home Entertainment

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as Bobby

as Robinson

as Concierge

as Attendant

as Ernesto Zapata

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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
Zap2it.com

August 16, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Full Review… | December 10, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review… | December 10, 2002
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Desert Saints

½

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.

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Dean McKenna

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½

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

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