Number of Times Seen – Twice (29 Dec 2011 and 18 Feb 2021)
Brief Synopsis – A detective tries to uncover the identity of a serial killer in the area who is leaving bodies all over the city of Boston.
My Take on it – Interesting idea that fails to deliver on any level.
The story feels far too generic and they never quite give s anything new and innovative in the way that things unfold.
The cast is pretty good, but they aren’t able to overcome the plot holes in this story.
The story progresses at a strange pace and that hurts things a bit too much.
The fact that this is based on a novel once again shows how thrillers like this one work much better on paper than on the screen.
In the novel format, they are able to give us so much more exposition about the characters and the story than one could do effectively on screen.
Once again, this kind of story is ineffective in a 90 minute format and most 42 minute procedural TV shows are much more effective with half the amount of time to solve the case.
This story drags along a bit too much and that truly takes away from things.
The way that things play out is a bit too predictable and they don;t have enough twists and tuns along the way to raise the level of suspense and tension in this kind of story.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Carla Gugino and Mark-Paul Gosselaar acted together in Good Morning, Miss Bliss; the parent show of Saved By the Bell. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)
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