(15) SUPERMAN star Henry Cavill leads a police team on a dull trudge through this solemn and lacklustre serial killer thriller which takes itself far too seriously for its own good and, as a consequence, suffers a near fatal breakdown.
The brooding and bearded Brit is the detective investigating the murders of young women – an outrageous case involving multiple personality disorder, paedophiles and online grooming. Alexandra Daddario plays his psychobabble expert, with Stanley Tucci his sweary boss and Nathan Fillion as his tech guy, although none of them are given room to add depth.
On the plus side, we have Ben Kingsley as a baseball bat-swinging vigilante, who’s teamed with the winningly nonchalant and foul-mouthed Eliana Jones.
But mostly it’s an ill-judged, silly and grim experience, full of uninspired set pieces, with an overcooked potboiler of a plot which feels compelled to serve up a measure of mawkish family values to compensate for its own grisly indulgences.
Henry Cavill as Marshall