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The Killing Gene (2007)
"w Delta z" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror  |  22 February 2008 (UK)
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A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

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Daniel Leone
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Dr. Gelb
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Jack Corelli
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Barbara Adair ...
Alice Jackson
Peter Ballance ...
Trucker (as Peter Balance)
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Elly Carpenter
Lauren Hood ...
Sharon Williams
Caroline Lee-Johnson ...
Gillian (as Caroline Lee Johnson)
Sean Brian Chipango ...
Jamal Osman / Khaled Osman (as Brian 'Saen' Jordan)
Sheila Kerr ...
Alison Lerner
Michael Liebmann ...
Wesley Smith (as Michael Liebman)
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A series of deaths have started occurring in New York; Some are being found mutilated while others have an equation wÎ"z = Cov (w,z) = ßwzVz carved onto their skin. As police investigate they discover each victim was forced to choose between sacrificing their own life or a loved ones' life. Before long it becomes clear that this perpetrator has suffered just such a similar fate...so now is coping by seeking a way of solving this philosophical enigma, can Captain Maclean and his officers such as Eddie Argo and his new partner Helen Westcott stop this suspect, because he/she won't not until he/she gets to the end of this equation. Written by suspicious

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Love doesn't hurt. It kills. See more »


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Rated R for strong brutal violence including a rape, gruesome images and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Associate producer Brock Norman Brock, supporting actor Tom Hardy, and cinematographer Morten Søborg shortly after this film would work with Nicolas Winding Refn. Brock (as co-writer) and Hardy (in the lead titular role) in Bronson (2008) and Søborg (who is famous for his work with Refn) in Valhalla Rising (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Daniel Leone gives the slip to his police escort he does so in a Jeep with a hard top, a few minutes later, still driving the same jeep, the engine stalls but the jeep now has a soft top on. See more »

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Gelb: Just imagine a hero without a genetic motive. Not a relative, not a potential mate. Now, that would be interesting, wouldn't it?
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Hostile
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Not bad, just a triumph of style over substance
28 February 2008 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

The most influential American horror movie of the last 20 years is "Seven". This much is undeniable. I really liked "Seven". Great movie. It might be one of my favourites. The only problem is that every inner city set horror thriller made since comes across, to me, as "Seven"-lite.

Which brings me to "Waz".

A city of permanent night. A cop on the edge. A diabolical killer. Inventive, ingenious torture and murder. Victims with a reason for being victimised.

Yup. "Seven"-lite. Not necessarily a bad thing in itself, because you have to take every movie on it's own merits, but disappointing when witnessed over and over again.

"Waz" isn't bad. It is just unoriginal and a triumph of style over substance. The city is effectively portrayed as grim, dirty, cold and wet. You wouldn't want to go there on holiday. You wouldn't want to hang out with any of these people. The tone of the film is unpleasant, seedy and black. To coin a dated phrase, a video nasty. It will get you down. It also has one of the most disturbing filmed sequences of sexual abuse I have ever seen. All insinuated, you don't see a thing, but it is horrible.

Melissa George has been better and is frankly wasted as the pouting sidekick, but "Waz" does have a superior cast (Stellan Skarsgård, Selma Blair, Tom Hardy, etc.) for what is effectively a straightforward genre movie. Some of the questions I had as to why they signed up for this movie were answered during the denouement, when the motivations behind Stellan Skarsgård's actions are revealed and his character develops levels way beyond that of a tormented cop.

So, "Waz" was OK. Not bad for a walk on the dark side.


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