Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 09/10/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Clint Eastwood's striking daughter Alison is kind of a "dirty Harriett" in this eerie serial killer thriller. She plays a cop who doesn't mind stooping to illegal deeds to get her man. She's on the trail of a serial killer who is rituallistically killing off members of a local Catholic church. Her partner, writer Nicholas Cellici, is a stalwart man who tries to get his partner to play things a little more by the book. A top billed Judd Nelson fills out the useless role of an FBI priest (?) who is called in to explain the mysterious symbolism, and John Rhys-Davies plays a deaf priest who knows more about the murders than he's letting on. Filmed in a snowstorm in Saskatchewan, THE LOST ANGEL has a compelling sense of doom and Eastwood is quite fetching in her lead role. The identity of the serial killer took me by surprise, too. Not a classic but well done for its genre."