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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

[4.75/10] Horsemen (2009)

Horsemen (2009)

Short review: "Horsemen"'s premise is certainly half decent, with a biblical reference always adding spice to horror, such is the visceral underbelly such association can produce. The problem is the production and casting, not to mention plot development. "Horsemen" suffers a disjointed structure, with extremely poor characterization and seam-filled editing causing a stop-start judder to permeate throughout. This isn't helped by the fact that every role is miscast, from the 'doing it for the money' Quaid as troubled Breslin, Zhang Ziyi as troubled Kristen , and Lou Taylor Pucci as Alex. The viewer isn't moved to care about anyone, and certain character introductions are clunky and badly handled. The feeble and ineffective acting certainly doesn't aid this. If you want horror by the numbers with a hint of whodunnit, there are worse than "Horsemen". But there are much much better too.

  • My Rating: 4.75/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 33% (4.1/10)
  • IMDb: 5.6/10

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