Desert Saints

2002

Desert Saints

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29%

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Reviews Counted: 7

55%
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Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

55%
Average Rating: 3.4/5

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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 than he imagines about his life of crime. Desert Saints stars Kiefer Sutherland, Melora Walters, Jamey Sheridan, and Leslie Stefanson.

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Critic Reviews for Desert Saints

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Audience Reviews for Desert Saints

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

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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.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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