“He’s going after someone else.” – Andrew Berringer
Number of Times Seen – Twice (31 Dec 2011 and 21 Apr 2020)
Brief Synopsis – An FBI agent tries to track down a kidnapper who seems to be targeting the same type of women.
My Take on it – This is a film that I recall seeing when it originally came out on TNT at the end of 2011.
I didn’t remember anything about it and was intrigued to once again see what it was all about.
This is a pretty mediocre made for TV mystery procedural that doesn’t work as well as one might wish.
The story moves along much too slowly and they never quite take the time to develop these characters in a move comprehensive way that we can care about them or about what they do.
The film has a nice cast and both Catherine Bell and Cole Hauser do nice jobs with their characters but in some ways, they still seem quite superficial in all that they do as the two lead investigators in this mystery.
Once they reveal the antagonist in the film, he comes across as being less creepy or menacing than one would expect from a story like this one and that hurts this far too much.
This is the kind of story that probably works better in the original novel format, but the transition to the screen is sub-par.
Most of the normal TV procedurals could probably have done a better job with this premise in more than half the time that this one does.
Bottom Line – Pretty mediocre made for TV procedural. The story moves along much too slowly and they never really take much time developing the characters enough for us to really care about what will happen. The cats is quite good with Bell and Hauser doing nice jobs as the two lead investigators. The story is filled tho with far too many cliches and that makes this even less interesting to watch. The antagonist once revealed isn’t very menacing or creepy and that also hurts things far too much. The novel is probably much better than the way this was transitioned to the screen. This is the kind of story that could have been done better via a normal one hour procedural and doesn’t quite warrant a full 90 minute TV movie.
Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)
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