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Highwaymen (2004)

Cast: James Caviezel, James Caviezel, Rhona Mitra, more...
Director: Robert Harmon, Robert Harmon
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Studio: New Line Home Video
Genre: Quest, Revenge
Running Time: 81 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
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Following up the 2002 horror flick Wes Craven Presents: They, director Robert Harmon took on this cat-and-mouse thriller written by Craig Mitchell and Hans Bauer, the writing team behind 1999's Komodo. Jim Caviezel stars as Rennie, a man who suddenly finds his life destroyed by tragedy when his wife is murdered by a mysterious serial killer (Colm Feore). The culprit, it seems, is a psychopath with a penchant for hunting down and killing random women, using his green 1972 Cadillac El Dorado as his weapon. With revenge on his mind, Rennie sets out on the road in search of the elusive car and its homicidal driver. Along the way, Rennie meets a singer named Molly (Rhona Mitra) who suddenly finds herself embroiled in his unending quest for retribution. Frankie Faison also stars. ~ Matthew Tobey, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Smashing, then Crashing by talltale August 28, 2004 - 4:44 PM PDT
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful
You might call this one "The Passion of the Widower," considering that Jim Caviezel gives yet another of his soulful performances as a grieving husband out to track down his wife's killer. Compared to recent serial-killer films such as "Taking Lives," HIGHWAYMEN rates higher for a couple of reasons. Directed by Robert Harmon ("The Hitcher"), it's filmed with economy and style. Running only 81 minutes (including some very long credits), the film's opening half-hour is absolutely smashing--in both meanings of the word. On the down side, it's utterly unbelievable that the hero and the detective do not call ahead to police in the town where they know the killer is going. There's a kidnapped woman involved, for heaven's sake. The police would certainly act on this fact, even if they might not believe the theory of the "serial killer who makes it look like a car accident." Oh, well: you can't ask for much believability in movies like this. Which is why, even at their best, they rarely rise above the so-so level.

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(Average 7.00)
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