A very average film with a lot of predictability, there are some good moments in this, but it is a little drawn out in parts, feel it's a bit of a come down for Guy Pearce's abilities, however the Actor who took this film for me was up and rising Joe Gilgun who made his character memorable.
Of all Nick Broomfield's controversial subject matters, I found this at times the most uncomfortable to watch. To a certain extent you know what to expect from some of the other subject matters, but I can't help feeling the two Police Liaison Officers, were just a little power crazy and full of their own importance. Whilst it shows a big gap between the way things are handled much differently in today's times and opens up huge debate as to which is deemed to be better, I would be interested to find out how all the children in the film had got on in later years.
A tough one to rate - this is a slow paced Serial Killer film, which perhaps comes from quite an original angle, in parts the acting is terrible and the film feels much older than it actually is and yet there was something that just about held me until the end. Pete Postlewaite's character became more interesting toward the end and that may have been the reason why, Stephen Baldwin, was, hmmm, interesting, quite weird, but not in a good way.
For it's time, it's a gritty film with it's subject matter and all and it is one of those films that once you start to watch, you want to continue watching to find out what happens rather than being entertained throughout.