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Shoot the Horsemen - please!

  • Jun 1, 2009
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1. Starts well, with the theme of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
2. If only I could say the same of the middle and ending.

Dennis Quaid plays a detective who totally neglects his two sons after the death of his wife. He doesn't seem to be doing much better in solving a series of violent murders, with apparent links to the Four Horsemen - War, Famine, Pestilence and Death.

The majority of the characters are miscast - Quaid just looks tired and out of his league, while Ziyi Zhang uncharacteristically fails to be anything short of annoying.

By the middle of the movie it's fairly obvious what's going to happen, but then at the end it just stops, leaving you hanging with a puzzled expression on your face, and a strong feeling of loss for your last 90 minutes.

This is a movie that should have been put out of its misery with a coup de grace in the cutting room.

Amanda Richards, May 31, 2009

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   I have a definite fondness for psychological thrillers; they have the terrific potential to engage its audience, to serve up suspense and send the audience into one mind-boggling ride. In the tradition of “Seven” and “Resurrection”, “HORSEMEN” is another suspense thriller that captures themes of religious and Biblical significance that mixes in some mild elements from “Saw” and “Antibodies”. Directed by Jonas Akerlund and …
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The Horsemen is a 2009 thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund and starring Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi. It was released on March 6, 2009.

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Director: Jonas Ã…kerlund
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2009
Runtime: 90 minutes
Studio: Lions Gate
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