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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.

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Critic Reviews for 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.

    Apr 16, 2009 | Full Review…

    Jordan Mintzer

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  • Cliched police procedural film.

    Jan 25, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • The scenes of Quaid interrogating Zhang boast the hottest 'Outlet Mall Silence of the Lambs Acting' we're likely to see this year.

    Aug 11, 2009 | Rating: 4/10 | Full Review…
  • ...a watchable yet entirely underwhelming piece of work...

    Jul 31, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 16, 2009 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
  • Not a movie I'll watch again, but to me it was (in varying degrees, no particular order) comparable to Primal Fear, Mr. Brooks, Stigmata, The Exorcist III, or Copycat.

    Jul 4, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Horsemen

  • Apr 05, 2014
    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 B Super Reviewer
  • Oct 07, 2011
    I wanted to like but this isn't a detective film as such. the film is quite boring and oftenly gory which is part of the story. the issue I had was the conclusion and the pacing which was terribly drawn out
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jul 18, 2011
    A very dark, yet mysterious film. The kills\traps in here were great, the most creative I've seen since Saw. It is very boring and slow paced, but this is one of those films where you really have to pay attention to what's going on to get the idea, instead of pointless blood and gore which most horror films do.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • Jul 10, 2011
    Dennis Quaid is boring. This is the part where y'all ask 'how boring is he?' And this is the part where I say 'very' because I got no fucking joke. Seriously, I've never seen such an uninspired actor. He makes a formulaic and generic thriller slightly more boring, if that was even possible. This movie was no good, however. The plot is just downright goofy. The acting isn't very good either, but I attribute that to the script just not being good. The movie just feels like it's a made for HBO movie, which is funny, because HBO movies are actually pretty good. There's nothing that makes this movie stand out, which wouldn't be important if the movie was good, but this movie is not so it needed all the help it could get. Not the worst movie I've ever seen, but there's really no need for anyone to watch this movie ever at any point in time.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer

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