After years of pursuing psychotic killers in Los Angeles,
FBI agent Joel Campbell wants out. And now his nemesis, serial
killer David Allen Griffin, has tracked him all the way to
Chicago just to torment him. Before each murder, Griffin sends
Campbell a photograph of his intended victim and dares him
to find her before he strikes again. Now, with every tick
of the clock, and amidst pulse-pounding action this stone-cold
killer turns up the heat...
not that The Watcher is a bad movie, it's just that
there is nothing new here... nothing that makes you sit up
and take notice. James Spader as a cop with a nightmarish
past (oh how clichéd) and Keanu Reeves as a very unhinged
serial killer (nicely cast against type) could have provided
this movie with so much more. Sadly the script never really
lets either blossom, so they are left almost characterless.
I really couldn't decide which character I actually preferred.
suspense never really lives up to anything - once we see Griffin
follow Campbell to his therapists office it becomes pretty
obvious that she is to become a victim. Therefore anyone he
captures before that is sure to die.
is a great police car chase, which sees Griffin blow up a
petrol station, and the stunts and special effects in general
are fantastic. But sadly they are too good for this movie.
could have been a really interesting movie ends up being average.
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