Sunday, 29 January 2012

22/01/2012: The Minus Man [1999]

So I think this is the first time I have ever seen Owen Wilson in a movie that is not a comedy and playing a serious character. The Minus Man stars Owen Wilson as a serial killer.

Now you're thinking, Ok, so instead of a comedian Wilson is a brutal murderer. However The Minus Man is nothing of the sort. It is a rather a deep and interesting psychological thriller and somewhat of a character study. Vann (Wilson) is the character you feel for and want to understand, not some monster you wait to get caught. This movie is all about the interaction between the character. Not about police chases or murders.

Wilson give us a great performance along with a great cast, to tell a story that your not sure how it will turn out. The Minus Man is not everyone's movie, you need to be in the mood to watch it. It is not an action filled and violent movie about a serial killer but instead a psychological character study about Vann and why he is the way he is. He is portrayed very well, and the movie shows how he interacts with the world having no emotions.

I would recommend this if you are a psychology student or a fan of slow burn serial killer studies. That is really a small group I would think. The movie is not un-enjoyable and is very well done, it is just not something everyone would watch.

The Minus Man IMDB
The Minus Man Netflix

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