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- Starring: Goran Visnjic, Paddy Considine, Shirley Henderson
- Summary: Hypnotherapist Dr Michael Strother (Visnjic) has a dangerous gift; he gets flashes from the inside of his patients' minds. The thrills start when Strothers, whilst trying to help a police detective stop smoking, sees in her mind an image of a young girl floating below the surface of a stream. He is soon caught up in the detective's pursuit of a ritualistic killer who believes he has found the secret of immortality. (First Look Media)… Expand
- Director: Nick Willing
- Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Crime
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60Sometimes a movie's charm materializes where you least expect it and in this particular case it emerges in the unlikely form of Henderson's character, Scotland Yard detective Janet Losey.
60As Willing moves the movie along its well-worn, Ruth Rendellish path, it accrues a certain fusty British charm, along with the requisite (and, for this reviewer, most satisfying) amounts of satanic symbolism, creepy mute children and abandoned gothic churches.
30Willing's confused procedural -- derived from a novel by Madison Smartt Bell -- is a hasty throwback to the sado-medieval Exorcist descendants of the turn of the millennium (Stigmata, Stir of Echoes, Lost Souls). The somnolent cast can't keep the faith.