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Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

Director:
Tim Metcalfe

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Drama/Bio/Crime

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Killer: A Journal of Murder

RUNNING TIME
91 minutes

Producers:
Mark Levinson
Janet Yang
Screenwriter:
Tim Metcalfe
Based on a book by:
Thomas E. Gaddis
James O. Long


Cast inkluderer:

Karakter Skuespiller Vurdering
Carl Panzram James Woods
Henry Lesser Robert Sean Leonard
Elizabeth Wyatt Ellen Greene -
Esther Lesser Cara Buono -
R. G. Greiser Robert John Bruke -
Warden Quince Richard Riehle -
Old Henry Lesser Harold Gould -
Trusty Raynor Scheine -

 

Review

James Woods is impressive as early 20th century serial killer Carl Panzram in this potentially gripping character study lacking a satisfactory framework. As Henry Lesser, the prison guard to whom Panzram reveals his inner thoughts and secrets, Robert Sean Leonard is well cast, but his character is underdeveloped and the relation between the two lacks dynamic. Writer/director Tim Metcalfe's work is too undaring and bland to make Killer: A Journal of Murder into the engrossing movie experience it should and could have been.

Copyright 05.10.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 05.12.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)