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Thin on plot but heavy on academic references, Anamorph proves more derivative than terrifying. Read critic reviews

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Five years after helping to catch and kill a serial killer known as Uncle Eddie, NYPD Detective Stan Aubray (Willem Dafoe) is an alcoholic wreck, demoted to teaching duty. When a stockbroker is found murdered in the same manner as Uncle Eddie's victims, Stan is assigned to work the case with Detective Carl Uffner (Scott Speedman). At every new crime scene, artistically arranged murders offer tantalizing clues pointing to the old cases. And, as the bodies pile up, Stan becomes the main suspect.

Cast & Crew

Willem Dafoe
Stan Aubray
Clea DuVall
Sandy Strickland
James Rebhorn
Chief Lewellyn Brainard
Peter Stormare
Blair Collet
Amy Carlson
Alexandra Fredericks
Yul Vazquez
Jorge "George" Ruiz
H.S. Miller
Screenwriter
Tom Phelan
Screenwriter
Fred Murphy
Cinematographer
Reinhold Heil
Original Music
Johnny Klimek
Original Music
Jackson De Govia
Production Design
Eric Daman
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Critic Reviews for Anamorph

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Audience Reviews for Anamorph

  • May 25, 2012
    i enjoy a good old fashioned detective vs serial killer story but this really does push the line of boredom and stupidity. dafoe has no real plot or character to work with and especially speedman who could have read he's lines minutes before delivering them. this is definitely not the worst detective film but its far from the best
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2011
    <i>The ending was absurd. </i> Hell that wot I thought too. I mean the whole Movie the Killer has been damm creative WTF happened. I expected some DRAMATICAL and creativity in the Ending. WOTEVER Apart from that SHITTY ENDING A great Psycho Thriller with WILLEM DAFOE. And less slashing more creativity for a change "OF KILLING" . .........call it anamorphosis.
    Lilo C Super Reviewer
  • Sep 19, 2010
    Certainly a strange film, although the slow build up and visuals are really outstanding at times. Not sure about Director Henry Miller's other works but quite enjoyed the anamorphic theme...Unsure about the ending but will have to re-watch sometime. Willem Dafoe's hair & Scott Speedman's acting seemed major annoyances.
    Alexander C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2010
    I like a good murder mystery as much as the next person, but this one is hard to watch. I like it when movies let you draw your own conclusions, but in this movie, the leads are just so obscure, and the killer's motives only seems to be to make a confusing movie for the movie-going public out there. Saying that, I probably would watch it again, just to see if it makes sense the second time.
    Red L Super Reviewer

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