Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Watcher (2000)

After taking a couple days to focus on homework for my new college class, I decided that I needed to get back at it with a few different movies tonight. First up is the 2000 thriller, The Watcher, featuring Keanu Reeves and James Spader.

Plot/ A detective tracking a serial killer gives up all hope of solving the crimes and moves to another city. After he has settled in, the old acquaintance he makes himself known. The serial killer has resurrected and resumes sending him pictures of his next victim.

While I have watched this one a few times, it was a nice change of pace to get back into the swing of things. An older thriller, this movie does have a few Hitchcockian moments that made the predictable moments feel right at home. This one also featured some outstanding pacing, a dark atmosphere, a solid cast, and some of the better performances in a serial killer thriller. Yes, some of it feels a touch dated at this point, but it still delivers an interesting story. In the end, if you have not seen this one, give it a shot, it will definitely help pass some time on a chilly evening.

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