Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Famed mystery writer, Mort Rainey (Depp) is confronted by a mysterious stranger outside his house. This stranger calls himself John Shooter (Turturro) and claims that Mort has stolen an idea for a story from him. Mort says he can prove he wrote his first, but whilst Mort waits for the evidence to appear, Shooter starts to become more and more violent. Written by
This movie has nothing new to offer. Fans of psychological thrillers will guess the storyline correctly within 15 minutes. John Turturro doesn't sound good with the southern accent. Johnny Depp, who plays a writer, does his job but he doesn't have much to offer because of the straight forward story line. Also, the blonde hair looks bad on him. Everyone else's role in this movie is insignificant, even though the character of the female lead is the important part of the story of Mort Rainey. I cannot comment on the short story this movie was based on, since I haven't read it. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone. This is a bad example of a psychological thriller to the people who are new to this genre. The Machinist was way better.
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