Down 730 this week

Horsemen (2009)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  6 February 2009 (Italy)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 17,803 users  
Reviews: 81 user | 68 critic

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.



(as David Callaham)
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


The 25 Most Immersive Worlds in Cinema

Highly immersive cinematic worlds can carry a movie, and we've rounded up the best of the best.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 31 Mar 2011
a list of 36 titles
created 06 Apr 2013
a list of 30 titles
created 05 Feb 2014
a list of 26 titles
created 05 Aug 2014
a list of 30 titles
created 14 Sep 2014

Related Items

Search for "Horsemen" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Horsemen (2009)

Horsemen (2009) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Horsemen.



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Horseman (2008)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Kastrissios
Stars: Peter Marshall, Caroline Marohasy, Brad McMurray
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two ex-lovers work together to win back their lost loves, but not everything goes according to plan.

Director: Eva Jin
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Bingbing Fan, Ji-seob So
Untraceable (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Stars: Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Joseph Cross
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the vicious killer and keep from becoming his next victims.

Director: Martin Guigui
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller, Aimee Teegarden
Case 39 (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A social worker fights to save a girl from her abusive parents, only to discover that the situation is more dangerous than she ever expected.

Director: Christian Alvart
Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ian McShane, Jodelle Ferland
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A biographical account of Mei Lanfang, China's greatest opera star.

Director: Kaige Chen
Stars: Leon Lai, Ziyi Zhang, Honglei Sun
My Lucky Star (2013)
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A woman gets caught up in an international diamond heist which pushes her close to a spy who is trying to save the world.

Director: Dennie Gordon
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Leehom Wang, Terri Kwan
Coldplay: Magic (Video 2014)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Music video for the song, "Magic," by Coldplay, an award winning British band.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Stars: Peter Fonda, Chris Martin, Ziyi Zhang
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

After a family is forced to relocate for their son's health, they begin experiencing supernatural behavior in their new home, and uncover a sinister history.

Director: Peter Cornwell
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Martin Donovan, Elias Koteas
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Jonas Åkerlund
Stars: Shaun Ross
8MM (1999)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Changwei Gu
Stars: Ziyi Zhang, Aaron Kwok, Wenli Jiang


Cast overview, first billed only:
Aidan Breslin
Father Whiteleather
Police Chief Krupa
Manfred Maretzki ...
Arne MacPherson ...
David Spitz


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Come and See See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

6 February 2009 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Horsemen of the Apocalypse  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Jonas Åkerlund was sufficiently intrigued by the cult of suspension that he even considered doing it himself, after meeting several devotees of the practice. See more »


(at around 1 min) The main character runs into the bathroom, fills the sink with water, and puts his head in it. With the underwater camera you see he gets his hair wet but when he pulls his head out of the water his hair is dry. See more »


[first lines]
Det. Aidan J. Breslin: Hi there.
See more »


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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Staple horror and thoroughly generic
1 August 2009 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

By-the-numbers gore flick isn't especially bad, but sterile acting and disjointed direction hinder it entirely.

Dennis Quaid (gloriously miscast) is Aidan Breslin, a detective specialising in some teeth identification discipline. He's called to a case whereby teeth alone have been left, and the more the case heats up, he discovers the Horsemen of the Apocalypse are being emulated and murdering victims in 'homage' to them.

The premise is certainly half decent, with a biblical reference always adding spice to horror, such is the visceral underbelly such association can produce. The problem is the production and casting, not to mention plot development.

Horsemen suffers a disjointed structure, with extremely poor characterisation and seam-filled editing causing a stop-start judder to permeate throughout. This isn't helped by the fact that every role is miscast, from the 'doing it for the money' Quaid as troubled Breslin, Ziyi Zhang as troubled Kristen, and Lou Taylor Pucci as troubled Alex.

Every character appears to have personal demons apart from Stingray and Tuck, who both look like actors in the wrong movie.

These foibles aside the horror effects are rather inconsistent - the first body looks plainly like a dummy, and no amount of garish red lighting hides that fact - thereafter they do pick up a bit, but it's a bad start.

And the characterisation, as mentioned, is really poor - the viewer isn't moved to care about anyone, and certain character introductions are clunky and badly handled. The feeble and ineffective acting certainly doesn't aid this.

In summary if you want horror by the numbers with a hint of whodunnit, there are worse than Horsemen. But there are much much better too.

36 of 50 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
100 Things I learnt from 'The Horsemen' vebkumar
Ziyi Zhang was hot starcraftbw88
Was it stated where this movie was set? beisner68
I'd like to report a goof IceShred
Mirrow, surveilance tape and stab wounds pontus5555
Sean...? Passive00
Discuss Horsemen (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: