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  • Summary: A diabolical killer whose brutal slayings leave a trail of cryptic messages hidden at the scene of the crime is loose on the streets of Manhattan. As the city lies in fear, a gifted but disabled detective (Washington) teams with a rookie street cop (Jolie) to go inside the mind of thisA diabolical killer whose brutal slayings leave a trail of cryptic messages hidden at the scene of the crime is loose on the streets of Manhattan. As the city lies in fear, a gifted but disabled detective (Washington) teams with a rookie street cop (Jolie) to go inside the mind of this terrifying madman and defeat him at his own game. (Universal Studios) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Thompson
    63
    Weaknesses are confirmed in the movie's laughable climax.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric S. Arnold
    60
    May be formulaic...but many good recipes are.
  3. 50
    The plot and characters are simultaneously far-fetched and cliched, the dialogue has that jocular, slightly slower than sitcom ring, and the ending is a righteously cheesy letdown.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    50
    Sometimes star power alone can keep you from walking out of a movie, and this is one of those times.
  5. This variation on the "Rear Window" format works best when director Noyce gives free rein to Washington's thoughtful charm.
  6. 30
    By the last third, one is sick to death of seeing people tortured, no real catharsis is offered, and stupid is how one feels.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    7
    "Destiny is what we make it" - Lincoln Rhyme.

    I expect to be a great movie..but is disappointed.Great Actors...but a "meh" story and so
    "Destiny is what we make it" - Lincoln Rhyme.

    I expect to be a great movie..but is disappointed.Great Actors...but a "meh" story and so boring.

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  2. Jan 25, 2013
    6
    I love the actors/actress in this movie, especially Denzel Washington, but the movie itself, the story is terrible. I guess this is supposedI love the actors/actress in this movie, especially Denzel Washington, but the movie itself, the story is terrible. I guess this is supposed to be a thriller, but when I watched it, it felt more like comedy, so bad and so unrealistic that it's funny, there were times when I couldn't stop laughing, add some good acting and this movie is definitely watchable Expand

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