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Horsemen (2009)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  6 February 2009 (Italy)
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A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

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Taylor
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David Spitz
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Aidan Breslin is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between a chain of murders and the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. Written by anonymous

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Four Victims. Four Painful Secrets. See more »


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Rated R for grisly and disturbing content, some sexual images and language | See all certifications »

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6 February 2009 (Italy)  »

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Horsemen of the Apocalypse  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Straight to DVD in the US and UK. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, when the Detective visits the second dead body of the girl, you can see the detective going to talk to the daughters, but in the next shot when their father comes in, the detective is standing next to the policeman again, and then returns to his original position in the next frame. See more »

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Det. Aidan J. Breslin: Hi there.
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Maiden, Mother & Crone
Performed by The Sword
Written by John D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt
Published by Blood of Kings Music/Stop Moping Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Kemado Records, Inc.
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Idiotic, dull, unoriginal and predictable
30 July 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

A cheap rip-off of 'Se7en', 'Horsemen' (because '4our' would be too obvious) is about a widowed detective (Dennis Quaid) dealing with a serial killing that apparently has to do with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

It is all in there. The macabre killings in order to make a point, the religious modus operandi, even the 'society is evil, we live in a world of crap' underlying message, are just some of the 'similarities'. The revelation of the killer is different, true, but it is such an obvious and idiotic plot twist that it would be better just to copy 'Se7en' again.

However, unlike its 'source of inspiration', 'Horsemen' is devoid of thrills and boring to no end. Its message is also terrible and poorly thought, like everything in the film. Full of plot holes too:

The killings are done through suspension rigs which nobody saw coming and going between the murder scenes? And the 'explanation' the vendor gives for not caring who it was sold to!? How did Quaid not notice the white room for so long? And how the **** can the killer's plot change anything at all!?

One scene scene stood out to me. About a medical savant, apparently very intelligent 'but' gay boy killing himself in front of his non-supportive, prejudiced brother (after TORTURING him) to prove some kind of point. That was such an stupid thing, it was maybe the very lowest the movie got.

The cast is as terrible as everything else. Dennis Quaid is unbelievable as the grieving detective, and the way he acts (if you call that acting) when with his sons or anyone else is absurd. Ziyi Zhang, a 30 year old who plays an 18 year old girl, is not only unbelievable as a teenage girl (and that was before I found out her real age) but also as a psychopath who tries to come off as a mix between John Doe and Hannibal Lecter; she is laughable. Quaid's son is as bad, and only Clifton Collins Jr. manages to do a decent job but his character is so irrelevant it makes no difference at all.

I was not too surprised when I saw Michael Bay's name as a producer. Anything he touches tend turn into crap; he is almost magical in that sense.


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