The Horsemen (2009)

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Emotionally distanced form his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife, a troubled detective investigates a series of murders that seem to be based on the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse in a dark psychological thriller starring Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi. Patrick Fugit, Clifton Collins Jr., and Peter Stormare co-star in a film by Spun director Jonas Åckerlund and Doom screenwriter Dave Callaham.
Rating:
R (for grisly and disturbing content, some sexual images and language)
Genre:
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Lionsgate

Cast

Dennis Quaid
as Aidan Breslin
Ziyi Zhang
as Kristin Spitz
Lou Taylor Pucci
as Alex Breslin
Liam James
as Sean Breslin
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Critic Reviews for The Horsemen

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

Riding in on the four ponies currently plaguing the Hollywood horror-thriller -- overstylized torture, whiplash editing, compulsive script reversals and crude neon lighting -- Horsemen brings its herd home to pasture in strictly predictable fashion.

Full Review… | April 15, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Cliched police procedural film.

Full Review… | January 24, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The scenes of Quaid interrogating Zhang boast the hottest 'Outlet Mall Silence of the Lambs Acting' we're likely to see this year.

Full Review… | August 11, 2009
CampBlood.org

...a watchable yet entirely underwhelming piece of work...

Full Review… | July 31, 2009
Reel Film Reviews

A grim picture, but utterly ridiculous; a film encouraged by its own sense of misery, though in service of a director who botches the delicate balance between procedural nightmares and familial concern.

Full Review… | July 16, 2009
DVDTalk.com

The finale left my eyes rolling with disbelief and not just because I didn't buy into the primary Horsemen's identity or their improbable motivation.

Full Review… | July 15, 2009

Audience Reviews for The Horsemen

It's not that Horsemen is a bad movie. The premise is actually pretty intriguing. But it's executed in such a bland and generic fashion that it's really hard to care about anything that's happening. Not to mention the faux Silence of the Lambs jail scenes with Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi would benefit from subtitles whenever the latter speaks.

Edward Boxler
Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer

Decent enough thriller, but not really going to break any boundaries. Is a little reminiscent of seven.

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

½

Come and See. Great Thriller! This movie lived up to my expectations in all the important ways. My curiosity was jump started in the first scene, and the somber, introspective mood of the story line, spiked with horrific scenarios and sickening plot twists, was exactly what I hoped. The final twist was too easily guessed, of course, but it didn't take away from the finale, a powerfully emotional scene portrayed very convincingly by Dennis Quaid, who brought his usual energy and charisma to the role. If you're looking for a quality suspense thriller, this one is well worth your while! Aidan Breslin is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between a chain of murders and the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

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