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      To Catch a Killer

      R Released Apr 21, 2023 1 hr. 59 min. Action Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller TRAILER for To Catch a Killer: Trailer 1 List
      53% 81 Reviews Tomatometer 63% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A modern-day Clarice Starling, Eleanor (Shailene Woodley) is a young police investigator wrestling with the demons of her past when she is recruited by the FBI's chief investigator (Ben Mendelsohn) to help profile and track the work of a disturbed individual. As the police and FBI launch a nationwide manhunt, they are thwarted at every turn by the individual’s unprecedented behavior. Given her tortured psyche, Eleanor may be the only person who can understand the mind of their assailant and bring him to justice. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 19 Buy Now

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      Damián David Szifron's stylish direction and fine performances bolster To Catch a Killer's case, but a derivative script throws this thriller off course.

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      To Catch a Killer is an above-average thriller with some surprises, even if it never quite hits the heights scaled by true genre classics.

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      Mr. Hollywood Couldve been so much more entertaining. Love these types of movies but this didnt excite, didnt hint at better things. By the bed youll accept it but will forget about the plot by the time you reach your car. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/30/23 Full Review Mr.D This movie is the sleeper movie of the year. Great plot! I could not predict the ending. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/28/23 Full Review Mark R Too much dialogue, was boring, was not suspenseful or thrilling in any way. Horrible movie. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 04/23/23 Full Review Wlander F It's strongly carried by the lead actors, but the not credible plot makes somehow disconnected with reality. But its produced with high level of quality and no loose ends. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/09/24 Full Review Elvis D El director argentino Damián Szifron hace su debut en Hollywood con To Catch A Killer tras el reconocimiento que tuvo Relatos Salvajes. Aunque aquella película y su serie Los Simuladores sean lo más destacado del cine argentino, no hay que olvidar que el cine argentino es una industria bastante mediocre y lamentablemente To Catch A Killer es prueba de que algunos miembros de esa industria no están destinados a hacer grandes películas. To Catch A Killer es un thriller que tiene una buena idea y prometía ser una buena película de intriga, pero resulta que se trata de un thriller policial genérico con un guion mediocre. Tiene buenas escenas de asesinatos, guiños hacia temas sociales sobre la desigualdad y el sistema, algunos diálogos interesantes sobre psicología criminal que pudieron haber aportado mucho y un par de momentos que logran dar un poco de intriga. Lo malo es que la película se siente vacía y carente de sustancia, haciendo que sea mayormente aburrida. La historia es demasiado sencilla y pudieron haber aprovechado más la tensión y la intriga que esta película trata de ofrecer. La mayoría de los personajes también son genéricos y Eleanore es la única que se puede destacar. Tiene un duro pasado que debió haberse explorado más a fondo y eso hubiera ayudado para desarrollar más al personaje, puesto que Eleanore se vuelve importante para la trama. El último acto es lo mejor de la película porque compensa todo el tiempo invertido y ofrece una interesante confrontación entre Eleanore y el asesino. No se puede negar que To Catch A Killer es una película visualmente decente y con una producción impecable. Aun así, eso no es suficiente para compensar la mediocridad del guion y tendría que haber sido un mejor thriller policial. Evidentemente, no se puede esperar mucho de un director que proviene de una industria tan mediocre como el cine argentino. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 6/10. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/29/24 Full Review LABEL 2 现代社会权力结构对个体的倾轧以及放纵暴力流窜的自由主义谎言,被冷观的影像恰到好处地呈现了出来。片中的每个角色都试图反抗来自"强者"的定义,却又无意识地用自己手中的权力去定义他人。可惜作品被过度包装成了老生常谈的追凶片,对凶犯的描绘也未能在司空见惯的"边缘人"基础上更进一步。 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/19/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jenny Nulf Austin Chronicle Szifron and his co-writer Jonathan Wakeham play it too safe, creating an aggressively stale procedural that doesn’t pack the gut punch it wants to deliver. Rated: 2/5 Nov 17, 2023 Full Review Stephen Romei The Australian It’s a must for fans of gritty thrillers. Rated: 4/5 Jun 9, 2023 Full Review Kevin Maher Times (UK) It’s moody but very messy. Rated: 2/5 May 26, 2023 Full Review Jorge Loser Espinof Szifron offers a look at the late-capitalist social abyss through dense and cold textures; a solved puzzle that leaves a deeply sad aftertaste, a resolution that hides a portrait of a world in which empathy has withered... [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3.5/5 Feb 8, 2024 Full Review Pablo Vázquez Fotogramas While this textbook detective story may likely disappoint lovers of Szifrón's most celebrated movies, To Catch a Killer is concise, honest, entertaining, and has moderate grit. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 3/5 Feb 5, 2024 Full Review Javier Ocaña El Pais (Spain) An elliptical work, with a lot of off-screen action. Remarkable, dark, nihilistic, ideological. And despite everything, intense. [Full review in Spanish] Feb 2, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A modern-day Clarice Starling, Eleanor (Shailene Woodley) is a young police investigator wrestling with the demons of her past when she is recruited by the FBI's chief investigator (Ben Mendelsohn) to help profile and track the work of a disturbed individual. As the police and FBI launch a nationwide manhunt, they are thwarted at every turn by the individual’s unprecedented behavior. Given her tortured psyche, Eleanor may be the only person who can understand the mind of their assailant and bring him to justice.
      Director
      Damián David Szifron
      Executive Producer
      Glen Basner, Alison Cohen, Milan Popelka, Michael A. Jackman, Clay Pecorin, Russell Geyser, Russ Posternak, Jane Oster Sinisi
      Screenwriter
      Damián David Szifron, Jonathan Wakeham
      Distributor
      Vertical
      Production Co
      FilmNation Entertainment, The Searchers NV, RainMaker Films
      Rating
      R (Strong Violent Content|Strong Language)
      Genre
      Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 21, 2023, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 16, 2023
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