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Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 09/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"EYE OF THE KILLER is one of those unexpected surprises you get when you see a movie on DVD you haven't heard of before. Kiefer Sutherland plays a cop who is heavy on booze and genuinely disinterested in his life. His ex-wife is sleeping with his boss, and he's become cynical about law enforcement. While buying a bottle of whiskey, a young kid comes in and snatches the booze, leading Kiefer on a footchase, and ultimately Kiefer falls through an opening in an abandoned warehouse and takes a pretty nasty fall. Later, the kid who stole the bottle is brutally murdered. It seems also that the fall may have awakened some kind of psychic ability in Sutherland, who can see the crimes happening, but not the killer, only the victim. Whose eyes is Kiefer looking through?
Sutherland, who is finally achieving just critical acclaim in his hit TV series 24, is very good in this movie. Henry Czerny as the psychic Harvey does well; Gary Hudson as Kiefer's boss is appropriately egocentric and a pain the (...); and Polly Walker as Vera, the psychic, does well. The movie maintains a tense pace and moody atmosphere, and there is an interesting twist at the end I didn't see coming. Also, I loved the music over the end credits---eerie and haunting.
A very solid film worth seeing."
Wanda Humphries | Shelton Washington | 06/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Keifer Sutherland continues to grow as an actor, and the sky is the limit. The way he portrayed his character was Oscar material in my book. He has a great command of emotion and he puts everything he has into his character. The emotion on his face as he felt the pain of the murdered victims was one of, if not "the" best performance I have seen in recent memory. I just wonder why this terrific movie never got the attention it deserved. Maybe word of mouth will do it....Buy it..I did.And Keifer, if your reading this you should really look for movies scripts that will play on your talent as a leading man....You have a huge female following, and as a woman, I would love to see you in more romantic settings....You have that "look" the fire in your eyes that every woman secretly craves. Don't ever stop acting, even though I know you have interests in directing...half the world would miss it very much.A Fan"
Merrie E. Thomas | Ft. Wayne, IN | 03/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now, I have always liked Kiefer Sutherland, but I never sought out his movies. I picked this one up simply because it stuck my fancy. Kiefer Sutherland plays a cop who develops the ability to see the future by touching things. Kind of like Johnny Smith on Stephen King's The Dead Zone. After watching it, I now feel the need to see every movie he's ever made. What a great film! His performance in it was excellent, the plot was suspenseful, what more do you need for a great movie? Check this movie out, it's definitely worth it."
Lee Armstrong | Winterville, NC United States | 06/11/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Eye of the Killer" is an excellent small movie. Kiefer Sutherland is police detective Mickey Hayden in a self-destructive mode since the breakup of his marriage. He chases an albino wino who runs out of a convenience store with his Jack Daniels into a vacant warehouse. Hayden falls through a second-story floor and hits his head which starts him receiving psychic visions of the victims through the eyes of the killer. He meets a parapsychologist, Dr. Vera Swann, played by Polly Walker. Romantic sparks eventually fly between the two, allowing Hayden to start to get over his divorce. He lost his wife to police detective John Hatter played by Gary Hudson who seems to meddle in the investigation, eventually pointing toward his guilt. Henry Czerny who was the thief opposite Harrison Ford in "Clear & Present Danger" and has done "Pink Panther" and "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" plays Harvey, a psychic that attaches himself to Mickey Hayden in a gay bar. Hayden frequents the gay bar because it's a place for a straight guy to be alone. With his partner Ray Coombs played by Ronn Sarosiak, they seek to find the serial killer supposedly responsible for a string of murders. All of the murders eventually are solved and improbably point at the owner of a newspaper who was trying to capitalize on the Jabberwocky serial case to heighten the value of her newspaper so it could be profitably sold. Loren Petersen plays the hapless Alice who we see fall down the stairs several times and get her skull smashed. This little drama that was originally an HBO movie works pretty well as a nouveau film noir. Enjoy!"