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on 14 March 2018
An investigative journalist decides to make a story about all the famous serial killers, and decides to take a trip to the actual crime scenes. With him he takes his girlfriend who is aldo a photographer. They hitch a ride from a couple, and get more close to their story than they would like to....Good cast and a very good story. Very good movie.
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on 11 March 2014
Astonishingly, it took me twenty years to get around to watching this film. I remembered that a few friends had urged me to see it when it first came out, but then it seemed to fall off the radar. But I had definitely noticed how it regularly seemed to be included in advertising campaigns by the big retailers, so I figured it must have built up a strong fan-base.

The story concerns young urban intellectual photographer Brian (David Duchovny, just before TV series X-Files went massive) and his girlfriend Carrie (Michelle Forbes), who set off to drive to California via the US southern states visiting murder sites to take pictures and do research to maybe write a book. To help pay for the petrol, Brian advertises for companions to join them on the trip. Carrie has misgivings when she first meets Early Grayce (Brad Pitt) and his diner waitress girlfriend (Juliette Lewis), but Brian insists everything will be okay....

Struggling to find any common ground, the two couples share some awkward moments. Then Early's violent nature abruptly emerges, and the terrified Brian and Carrie realise they don't need to go very far to learn about ruthless killers, because they are already face-to-face with one. There are several outstanding and utterly convincing character performances in this film. Quite rightly it remains an 18 certificate (despite many other films having been re-classified during intervening years), since some of the violence is intensely unpleasant to watch or contemplate. Although there are a few scattered lighter moments throughout the film, they merely serve as preparation for the next nerve-shocking episode.

Despite seemingly not being a prolifically busy movie director, Dominic Sena has gone on to direct several other well received films, including Gone In Sixty Seconds (Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall); Swordfish (John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry); and Season Of The Witch (Nicholas Cage, Ron Perlman, Claire Foy). Audiences familiar with those films will recognise a similar pacing as the plot develops and unfolds. Recommended.
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on 11 April 2011
This is a very dark film in contrast to the bright sunshine of the cinematography. Everything is right about it. The Cinematography, the pace, the script, the casting, the scenery. There is shocking violence in the film, but it is about the relationship of four people in a restricted environment, one of whom is a serial killer. The violent scenes are necessary and not excessive. How Michelle Forbes is not doing more work is the great mystery of this film. Effectively the four main protagonists are the four leading actors. No one overacts and there are balanced performaces from all four. An overlooked gem.
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on 7 April 2018
Incredible film
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on 14 January 2014
I bought this based on the fact that I like Juliette Lewis and think she is a very good actress, loved her performance in Cape Fear, one of my favourite films, I found this a pretty good film although it leaves you thinking it could have been better!!
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on 9 April 2017
fantasic movie I loved it 10 out 10 amozon simon
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on 2 December 2015
very good film starring the gorgeous David !! I can't see the attraction of Brad Pitt although he played a good part in this film
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on 3 September 2017
Little known Brad Pitt film but probably his best acting performance. Great support by David Duchovney and Juliette Lewis
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on 9 February 2017
Great thanks
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on 3 September 2016
Love this film. Brad Pitt at his best.
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