Slaughter of the Innocents Film Details
Overview: A seasoned F.B.I. Agent’s child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he’s been chosen by god to be a new Noah.
Tagline: A brutal slaying. An elusive killer. The chase is on.
Review: This slightly violent thriller revolves around a serial killer who has now kidnapped a little girl. On his trail are the FBI and the twelve-year-old son of the agent leading the investigation. Although the acting is not too bad with the man playing the killer giving a very creepy performance, Scott Glen came off as being too cocky at times. On the whole, the film is quite enjoyable and stylish if you ignore the person making the most headway in the case is a twelve-year-old child! The film’s main downfall certainly has to be this kid, Jesse, who is far too perfect and intelligent to be credible (although he does make a pleasant change from the snotty, rude brats that often pop up in films these days). Also, he brings about plot holes such, as how can a boy of twelve be allowed to buy himself a plane ticket to traverse the continent, what kind of man takes his young son to a murder scene, why does the FBI give a kid access to their mainframe and why on earth is a grown man intimidated by this boy? I think if you ignore the fact that there are many non-too-credible moments in the film, it does have the capacity to chill you. Certainly, the guy playing the killer is rather frightening. If not, you’ll get a good laugh out of seeing the kid playing ‘bad cop’ as he tries to question a suspect, using fancy computers that are barely available now let alone in 1992/3 (his personal computer resembles something more suited to ‘Star Trek’) and solving the case while the grown FBI agents flounder around like incompetents.
Country: United States
Duration: 104 min
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Also known as: Il massacro degli innocenti,Viattomat uhrit,Rzez niewiniatek,Der Mord der unschuldigen Kinder,Slaughter of the Innocents,Blodsoffer,El verdugo de los inocentes,Huellas criminales,In Cold Blood,Dupla Fatal,The Ark,A Chacina dos Inocentes,Le triomphe des innocents,Избиение младенцев,I sfagi ton athoon,På sporet av en morder,Őrült hajlam