This grim, no comedy movie has a topic
no one wants to talk about: an eight-year-old girl sexually assaulted
and brutally murdered.
Yet I found it put together with a clever
plot that if revealed would just destroy the film, so I'm clamping
clamming up right now.
The story is easy to follow but doesn't
reveal anything too far ahead, so it keeps your interest.
A good solid murder mystery with Jack Nicholson
putting on another great performance .
Well directed and grisly, it is innovation
with no purpose as Sean Penn breaks the Hitchcock rule of direction:
" Never build suspense if you have no intention of relieving
Its slow and tedious approach and use of
major stars in cameos boils down to nothing more than storytelling
with no catharsis.
Considering the star power, very disappointing.
is a psychological murder mystery in which the main character
is almost instantly the investigator and possible suspect.
Jack Nicholson plays the perfect role as
a rough-looking Nevada detective who is drawn at the last minute
before his retirement into what he thinks is the botched investigation
of the gruesome murder of an eight-year-old girl.
The star makes a pledge to the girl's parents--and
for the salvation of his soul--to find the killer.
This dark and disturbing, but thoroughly
involving movie, sets off depth charges of the inner being.