Suspect Zero

Suspect ZeroLast night, I got to watch Suspect Zero, a crime thriller, featuring Ben Kingsley, Aaron Eckhart and Carrie-Anne Moss.

The movie is about a mysterious serial killer, who belonged to a secret FBI program before he dropped out and started hunting down other serial killers, and one FBI agent who suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

The movie reminded me of Seven in its style and ideas, even though I think Seven remains a slightly better movie than this one.

The name of the movie “Suspect Zero” is a reference to this theory that the main character in the movie has that a serial killer could go ahead and commit crimes all over the country without being identified or captured if he made sure not to follow a certain pattern in his murders.
This is something I too believe in, not out of experience of course, but it’s obvious that what gets a serial killer caught is the unique pattern he follows in his crimes which helps detectives read his movements and eventually get him.

The movie did feel like it had some loose ends and that it was being stretched a bit too thin, but overall it’s a good movie, which I do recommend to fans of this genre.

My overall score for this movie would be: 6.5/10.

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