Aroview: Moody thriller in which Willem Dafoe plays detective to a delusional psychopath who leaves each crime scene in the style of a painting method.
Blatantly influenced by other ‘killers with a schtick’ films, this film is at its most entertaining when it indulges the viewer with some truly intricate and inspired set pieces. It is less successful in its murder-free down time, where the plot regularly wavers between tight CSI-style storytelling and murky metaphorical clap-trap. Still, at 88 minutes, there’s fun to be had with DeFoe’s furrowed brow performance, a nice cameo from regular bit-part player Clea Duvall (why doesn’t she get more work?) and the overall loony, convoluted concept.