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Killing Emmett Young (2005)





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Issues of identity, mortality, and inner peace are all at play in this psychological thriller about a young detective's last days on earth. Former Party of Five housemate Scott Wolf plays Emmett Young, a detective whose ambition and drive are thrown up in the air when he learns that he has contracted a terminal illness, a discovery that coincides with his new assignment to the homicide division. As Young grapples with his impending death, a mysterious stranger by the name of Marlowe (Gabriel Byrne) appears and makes the detective an offer he's not sure he can refuse: Marlowe will have Young killed at a random time and place, saving him the agony of a slow and lingering death by disease. Young agrees, and consequently throws himself into solving the homicide case he has been assigned. Convinced that he will find fulfillment if he solves the case before his death, Young is forced to question himself when John (Tim Roth), a taciturn security guard, takes a strange interest in him, and the dying detective realizes his last days will be anything but peaceful. The feature debut of director Keith Snyder, Emmett's Mark had its world premiere at the 2002 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Keith Snyder
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2003
Universal Studios Home Video


Scott Wolf
as Emmett Young
Tim Roth
as John Harrett
Gabriel Byrne
as Jack Marlow
Benjamin John Parril...
as Det. Chris Ricks
Khandi Alexander
as Det. Middlestat
John Doman
as Capt. Berman
Wayne Duvall
as Richard Wilkes
Katrina Law
as Francine
Greg Wood
as Dr. Dan Kilbannon
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Critic Reviews for Killing Emmett Young

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Top Critic

June 14, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

October 18, 2005

Full Review… | December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Full Review… | June 13, 2002
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Audience Reviews for Killing Emmett Young

Suspenseful story with a really good pace. The acting is good, so is the cinematography and score. I did find the story a little far fetched and also more predictable than I would have liked, but it always held my interest. Good use of Philadelphia locale shooting. Nothing great but good enough for one viewing anyway.

James Higgins

tim roth and gabriel byrne are an excellent combination. the film, however, lacks something. worth watching though, somewhat suspenseful.

Jonathan H

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