This was an interesting find. A complicated story of abuse, murder, psychiatric failures and frankly, a really smart dog also makes a showing. This unfortunately, is another one of those movies where so much happens and it’s all so intricately intertwined that I can’t tell you much about detail about what happens. However, I can give you a little background as to possibly spark your curiosity.
We have a guy named Russell Spivey, a successful yet tormented police profiler who, despite his banner track record as a profiler, cannot seem to get his own demons under control. He’s tortured by emotional pain. He’s obsessive compulsive AND a raging alcoholic. Truly. This guy is swimming in a bottle on a nightly basis.
Still, he is asked to join the investigation of a serial killer case. Like a lot of serial killers, this one also feels the need to prove he’s smarter than the police and taunts Spivey relentlessly. This not only makes the case personal to start with but, it also feeds the horrible alcohol addiction that permeates his evenings.
This killer also does everything he can to get under Spivey’s skin, even things you would think are unimaginable.
I will say that I figured the movie out very early on, then second guessed myself (because they were good at making the movie) and finally went back to my original suspect. What I didn’t figure out was the whole “how” of the reveal. Some might, others might not. But it was a good way to keep you on your toes through the movie.
There’s also a lot of Shakespeare references in this film which, isn’t really my thing but, some people dig it. I just feel like it hasn’t been the Elizabethan era for over 400 years…the language has evolved. It does add an air of creepiness and psychopathy, I do admit that.
Overall, I thought the film was pretty good. I could see recommending this to people who like suspense/thriller type movies.