Cert (UK): 15
Running Time: 106 mins
Director: Renny HarlinCast: LL Cool J(NCIS: Los Angeles), Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter), Kathryn Morris(Moneyball), Val Kilmer (The Thaw) and Christian Slater(True Romance).
Brief storyline of the film, hiding within a group of eight FBI profilers on a training simulation is a serial killer. When one of the agents meets an unexpected demise, the team realise that this is more than just a final exam - it's a battle for their very lives. Isolated from the outside world, the fear begins... In the ultimate test of their crime-solving savvy, these endangered young agents - each compelled by his or her secret past to probe the criminal mind - must figure out who among them is a ruthless killer... Before, one-by-one, they all fall prey to the killer's ingenious plan.
I have to say that I really watching this film, just from the title “Mindhuters” it’s already interesting, I like the idea of FBI profilers being on a training island to catch a serial killer, which of course ends up being the real deal lol that's literally the case in this film, as a group find themselves facing a real-world test in which failure equates with a most painful death - their own. The characters are just about interesting to watch some I didn’t care but the others I did, I thought the casting was good I’ve seen all actors (and actress) in different films and shows plus it’s nice to Christian Slater in film it’s shame the film doesn’t use him more but never the less it’s good to see him, It’s not the best thriller out there I’ve seen lots better however the story I think is interesting and it’s hooking for the beginning.One thing I do look within any thriller genre is a really good twist and if possible an original serial killer this one has imagination and a meticulous attention to detail - and that makes him/her a worthy foe, He/she informs his/her potential victims of the time of each death, leaves them confusing little clues along the way, and polishes each of them off in impressive fashion. The killer's also pretty difficult to identify, as events in the movie point you toward one character after another as the prime suspect, there are only a limited number of suspects to choose from, as the action takes place on a deserted island. Could it be Jake Harris (Val Kilmer), the profile instructor with a reputation for pushing his students too far? He supposedly left the island, but no one actually saw him leave. Perhaps it is the obvious suspect, Gabe Jensen (LL Cool J), an "observer" who joined the group at the last minute? How about the intense, temper-prone female? The guy in the wheelchair who refuses to give up his gun for a single second? The fellow with the accent? How about the disarmingly quiet Sara Moore (Cold Case's Kathryn Morris)? It could be anybody. The only way to prove your innocence is to die an ugly death, I found this to quite simply smart and the twists are great with everyone having a reason to kill each other.
Overall the film is worth watching, it’s got a pretty good cast and an interesting serial killer…the
story is not the best but I didn’t mind that, it can be slow at times but I must say that the first death you be gasping, you'll see…. lol so if you like thrillers with good twists then this might be the film for you, the identity of killer you probably keep guessing back and forward until the end, it’s not mind-blowing but the finals scenes are really great it shows something that I haven’t seen within any thriller so please check out.
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