Suspect Zero Reviews
Director: E. Elias Merhige
Summary: A killer is on the loose, and FBI agent Thomas Mackelway is on the case, sifting through clues to uncover the criminal's identity. But there's one unusual twist: The bloodthirsty felon's victims of choice are other serial killers.
My Thoughts: "Although it was a new take on serial killing and one I thought was very interesting, the film just wasn't great. Far from it. There is no thrill in this thriller and it needed it. The casting is great, its the writing and directing that leaves something to be wanted. The idea of the film is unique but unfortunately it wasn't executed as well as it could and should have been. A miss that could have been a hit."
Ben Kingsley was just awesome in this movie! You must simply have this on your movie collection!
The direction is solid, and the script is average, but the story is what fails the film. It starts out very solidly, but just sort of looses itself, and your left to watch it flounder around in its lack of backbone for the last hour. There is really no core to the film. No strong theme or cohesive plot details. It seems like a bunch of separately filmed scenes that were just glued together at the end.
All that said, it is not an unenjoyable watch. Has just enough to make it marginally interesting, but the potential of the story coupled with such a strong core of actors could have made this a very good movie. As it sits now, its a light shade better than mediocre.