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A psychic works with the F.B.I., in order to hunt down a serial killer.

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A psychic doctor, John Clancy (Sir Anthony Hopkins), works with an F.B.I. Special Agent (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) in search of serial killer Charles Ambrose (Colin Farrell). After having lived in isolation for two years, since the death of his daughter, Clancy is asked by his friend Joe, an F.B.I. Special Agent to help him solve several murders committed by a serial killer. The problem is that Ambrose is also psychic, and far ahead of Clancy.

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How do you stop a killer who can read your mind? See more »


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Rated R for violence and bloody images throughout, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

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$22,354,572, 12 March 2016
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This is not the first time that Sir Anthony Hopkins played a doctor, who aided the F.B.I. in catching a serial killer. Dr. Hannibal Lecter helped Agent Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and Agent Graham in Red Dragon (2002). See more »

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When Agent Cowles is at the funeral the first shot shows no scar on her forehead, but the second shot it is there. See more »

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Joe Merriwether: [sniffing the cigar] Cuban.
Agent Katherine Cowles: What's the word, Sawyer?
Agent Sawyer: Looks like a match.
Agent Katherine Cowles: [holds up three fingers to Merriwether]
Agent Sawyer: [on the phone] Yeah, it's Joe. We've got a series. Same M O, same signature, no DNA. Not one goddamn shred.
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Features The Quiet Man (1952) See more »

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Angel With Broken Wings
Written by Lance Larson and Rick DeSarno
Performed by Lance Larson
Courtesy of Westwood Music Group
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Interesting ideas trapped in a plastic plot.
25 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

The supernatural element aside, this is a generic and clichéd serial killer chase. The premise boasts interesting ideas but fails to incorporate them in the plot in any way that gives the movie depth. The intrigue of the psychic powers within the film fades as the plot drags towards the finale and the last scene kills it off entirely.

Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell and Abbie Cornish have all proved, the former especially, that they have the ability to carry themselves in a blockbuster - though this film would hardly even qualify as such. Hopkins phones in a performance with small highlights few and far between. Farrell seems to give it his all but shining in a flick filmed so generically that it's almost laughable appears to be a tougher task than he could have anticipated. Cornish is decent but with the exception of a scene designed to pull on the audience's heartstrings has few opportunities to show off what she can do.

Camera shots float and zoom-in partially making the film feel almost like a spoof of the genre.

The psychic element does provide some interesting imagery as well as allowing for possible scenarios to be shown to the audience from the perspective of Hopkins and Farrell. However, much of the imagery appears irrelevant and it's inevitable explanation does not justify it's inclusion enough for the audience to have appreciation of it.

In conclusion, the film is bold to boast an original idea in a time where cinema is dominated by sequels, remakes and reboots. Nonetheless, much of the film reeks of cop drama generalisations alongside an underdeveloped supernatural element. On TV it might be worth a watch but I feel it isn't worth the price of a cinema ticket.


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