THIS serial-killer thriller could have been a good laugh had it played it for kicks rather than thinking it was something special.
There is plenty of daftness and twists to make you do a double-take. But with a plot like this, the viewers are laughing at it instead of with it.
Henry Cavill is Marshall, a detective with a teenage daughter, who is brought on to a murder case.
Working alongside retired judge Cooper (Sir Ben Kingsley), who is now a vigilante, and police profiler Rachel (Alexandra Daddario), they discover a mansion full of captured women.
After arresting the culprit, they realise there are bigger fish to fry. A race against the clock ensues.
For the characters it is to find the killer in time. For me, it was to stay in my seat.
You can understand why Henry Cavill, killing a bit of time post-Superman and pre-Witchers, fancied it.
But my goodness. There is such an awful villain and such ridiculous plot lines that I cannot comprehend why such credible actors as Stanley Tucci and Sir Ben got hoodwinked.
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At one point, a police officer brings his baby to work.
And there is actual surprise when the baby gets abducted.
For a film so desperate to be Zodiac, everyone would have seen this one coming.
Night Hunter (15) 99mins
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