The Riverman Reviews
(2004) The Riverman
Although it is based on the Green River kiilings somewhere in Seattle, and supposedly based on a true story taken from a book about Ted Bundy assisting ex- police officer turn teacher, it is also a low budget carbon copy of more bigger budgeted serial killing movies particularily "Silence Of The Lambs"!
2 out of 4
Watch it for free if you get a chance. Save your dollars for a better rental.
The direction by Bill Eagles (who has the "disntinction" of having helmed the worst Dracula adaptation I have ever seen) basically resembles the work he has done on the CSI episodes he directed. Which works but is kind of obvious and unimaginitive.
In terms of the cast, Cary Elwes does an excellent job playing Bundy. I'm not a fan of his at all but he looks enough like Ted and more importantly takes the role seriously, unlike Michael Reilly Burke (in TED BUNDY), who played the role as a buffoon. The actor who portrays Ridgway (I can't remember his name and it's not listed here) looks REMARKABLY like the real Green River Killer, and does an excellent job of recreating Ridgway's mannerisms. On the other hand, Bruce Greenwood is his typical wooden self in the pivotal role of Keppel (he's miscast anyway; the real Bob Keppel looks more like Roger Ebert).
Worth watching if it reruns on A&E, but nothing special.