1 April 2001 | moonspinner55
Disturbing, well-acted, but played for the sensational
Gerald McRaney manages to leave all traces of his popular TV series "Simon & Simon" behind him here, convincingly portraying a psychopath who abducts, molests and kills women; Shawnee Smith is his latest captive, a streetwise teen who doesn't show much fear, and therefore gets to live to see McRaney hunt down other victims. This is strong stuff, but it's also unrelentingly sordid, and leaves the viewer feeling voyeuristic and grimy. There's a huge surge of emotion at the end and the performances by the two leads are remarkable, but does anybody really need to see pictures like this?
** from ****