Certain Prey (2011)


“Everybody who is not doing something useful, out in the hall right now ” – Deputy Chief Lucas Davenport

Number of Times Seen – Twice (19 Nov 2011 and 16 Feb 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A detective seeks out a deadly hitman before she can kill again.

My Take on it – Typical generic TV whodunit that fails to bring anything really profound or thrilling to this story.

Mark Harmon is a great actor and does a fine job here in the lead despite the fact that he isn’t really give enough to do here.

None of the characters are properly developed and that leaves everyone feeling too stereotypical in everything they say or do here.

The story itself is paced quite poorly and it drags along too often despite the fact that it clocks in at a lean 90 minutes.

The story doesn’t have enough surprises or thrills along the way that would help make it even more thrilling or suspenseful to watch.

This is based on a novel which probably has much more time to give more expository information about the characters and the crimes that would help make it more intriguing than they were able to do here.

There are many TV procedurals that do a better job with 42 minutes of solving a crime than they are able to do here with more than twice that number.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One of the FBI agents is named Special Agent Leonard Heisman. The father of Mark Harmon (who himself played football at UCLA) was a Heisman trophy winner as a tailback for the University of Michigan. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)

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