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Hangman (2017)

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A homicide detective teams up with a criminal profiler to catch a serial killer whose crimes are inspired by the children's game Hangman.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Ray Archer
Karl Urban ... Det. Will Ruiney
Brittany Snow ... Christi Davies
Joe Anderson ... Hangman
Sarah Shahi ... Capt. Watson
Sloane Warren ... Dr. Abby Westlin
Chelle Ramos ... Joey Truman
Steve Coulter ... Rev. David Green
Michael Rose ... Peter Rorick
Katelyn Farrugia ... Uniformed Officer
Edgar Zanabria ... Uniformed Officer - Church
Matt Mercurio ... Uniformed Officer - Tactical
Dwayne Boyd ... Police Diver
Scott Parks ... SWAT Member
Jermaine Rivers ... SWAT Team Leader
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Decorated homicide detective Ray Archer (Al Pacino) and his partner, criminal profiler Will Ruiney, (Karl Urban) are tasked to catch one of the city's notoriously vicious serial killers who is playing a twisted version of murder using the child's game - HANGMAN, while crime journalist Christi Davies (Brittany Snow) reports on the crime spree, shadowing the detectives. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Rated R for violent content, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El juego del ahorcado See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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The crimes of the killer in this film were inspired by the paper & pencil guessing game, Hangman. See more »

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Dispatch calls Detective Ruiney to Bancroft Elementary where he finds a body, but later while talking to Detective Archer, he refers to it as Wayward Elementary. See more »

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Detective Ruiney: Have you noticed anything out of the ordinary?
Detective Archer: There's a letter carved into her chest.
Detective Ruiney: A game of Hangman.
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House of the Rising Sun
Written by A V Malcolm, Brian Johnson, B Gibson & T Hill
Performed by Geordie featuring Brian Johnson
Published by Associated Music International Ltd (PRS)
Mastered at Red Bus Studios, London
Executive Producer Eliot M Cohen
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Hollywood Is The Hangman...They're Murdering The Genre
26 November 2017 | by AudioFileZSee all my reviews

The deal here is expectations. Al Pacino playing a crusty cop practically being forced out of retirement by a serial killer as well as his old fellow officer with a connection to the officer's murdered wife. This could be a taught thriller. Well, forget about taut and lower the thrills. Hollywood mediocrity and bombast has spit out another wannabe "7" that goes south. The central thread of the crimes is the use of the hangman game by a daily kill. Don't ask how the perp can possibly string his murders together with intricate staging in such a compact time frame. This fact is suppose to be horrendously creepy and sinister one is to suppose? It comes off quite silly. Because the cops can't keep our attention even with Pacino the viewer gets the device of a young journalist who is signed-off to do a story about their dedicated under-appreciated jobs. Conveniently this reporter gets in just in time for The Hangman. Another layer of Hollywood that doesn't gel with a real crime story. So, the movie feels absolutely contrived and fake. Pacino is a waste as his laid back style doesn't add the element it's going for. The co-lead, Detective Ruiney as played by Karl Urban, barely registers even in comparison to Pacino's pedestrian Detective Archer. And as for the reporter Davies played by Brittany Snow it's so thrown in to the stew it comes off as pandering pure and simple. Hangman dashed all expectations for a return to some form for Pacino as it is a lame story with blah performances. Maybe because I'm stubborn I watched it to the end because I can't think of any other excuse?


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