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A good effort
on 13 January 2015
I might be overrating this a little but I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I might. It's a good, solid, suitably gritty serial killer flick.
Inspired by actual events (apparently) it follows John Cusack as Buffalo detective Mike Fletcher, on the trail of an elusive serial killer, preying on the cities street walkers. One crazy coincidence later and Mikes own daughter is in trouble and the hunt takes on a whole new urgency.
It's not a whodunit as such, we're introduced to the killer very early in proceedings although the plot does take the odd twist and turn as things unfold, including a latter game changer you may or may not see coming. Cusack brings a touch of class as he often does, Mae Whitman puts in a little firecracker of a performance as the daughter and the rest of the acting is good enough. It has a stylish feel to it, aided largely by the snow laden Buffalo streets, and they manage to build a fair bit of tension for the closing stages.
It's similar in some ways to the likes of Kiss the Girls, Frozen Ground and Misery amongst others and overall I thought it was a better than average effort at this type of thing.