Bob, a cab-driving serial killer who stalks his prey on the city streets alongside his reluctant protégé Tim, who must make a life or death choice between following in Bob’s footsteps or breaking free from his captor.
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An interesting, thought-provoking film, though not something to highly recommend. As psychological study on the nature of evil it's fascinating but doesn't offer enough depth to be genuinely insightful. As bizarre lampoon of domestic father/son relationships it's perhaps more engaging, but the director would need to channel her father's warped sense of humor & post-modernist sensibility to make such a notion work.
D'Onofrio gives an amazing performance in full Brando mode with this film which is able to to breathe life (no pun intended) into the tired serial killer genre by focusing on nicely observed characterization rather than horror movie cliches. However the ending is problematic but if there is ever a director's cut this surely will be regarded as highly as "Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer."
Patchy horror that could have been great, but let down by poor writing and ridiculous pointless wasted stupid irrelevant disharmonious annoying TWIST at the end that people are saying they enjoyed because "I never saw that coming" Of course you didn't! Because it's illogical. The best thing about this half aborted wreck is D'onofrio's performance. The ending ruined the rest of the film.
Non eccezionale ma nemmeno pessimo. Un thriller con qualche momento azzeccato, specialmente all'inizio del film, ma qualche calo di ritmo di troppo nella seconda parte. La rivelazione finale non sarebbe male ma si risolve troppo in fretta. Comunque interessante il conflitto perenne, all'interno del film, con la figura paterna. D'altronde quando hai un cognome del genere...