To Catch A Killer (2023): A Riveting Crime Thriller

To Catch A Killer – this 2023 movie from the USA is a riveting crime thriller that compels you to think about the prevalent gun culture in society. In it a killer with a troubled mind goes on a mindless killing of people.

In this particular film, an individual with a troubled mind holds a deadly gun and decides to wreak havoc in the city of Baltimore in this action flick. As the FBI and the local police authorities scramble to search for the nameless and faceless executioner – the highly skilled misanthrope remains elusive. Only one intelligent police officer (Shailene Woodley) has any sort of idea to identify and catch the killer.

This film is by the writer and director Damián David Szifron of the Oscar Award-nominated movie “Wild Tales“, which we reviewed recently in the first week of May 2023 in our Focus Magazine.

To Catch A Killer (2023) movie:- details

GenreAction, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Original titleMisanthrope (means a person who hates or avoids other people)
ReleasedApril – May 2023
WriterDamián David Szifron, Jonathan Wakeham
DirectorDamián David Szifron
CastShailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn, Jovan Adepo, Ralph Ineson, etc.
About – To Catch A Killer film.

To Catch A Killer (2023) movie:- synopsis

A modern-day Clarice Starling, Eleanor (Shailene Woodley) is a young police investigator wrestling with the demons of her past when she is recruited by the FBI’s chief investigator (Ben Mendelsohn) to help profile and track the work of a disturbed individual. As the police and FBI launched a nationwide manhunt, they were thwarted at every turn by the individual’s unprecedented behaviour.

Given her tortured psyche, Eleanor may be the only person who can understand the mind of their assailant and bring him to justice.

To Catch A Killer (2023) movie:- {Spoilers Free} review

We all have heard about the prevalent gun culture and the fact that Consumerism is the king in the Capitalist society of America – so the demand for meats, guns, urbanisation, etc. must be met by their suppliers. Thus, we (I and my team) could see that by using its characters, the film raises a few pertinent and problematic questions about contemporary American society, viz., its morality, philosophy, economic model, politics and bureaucratic systems. various other is outstanding.

We loved the first forty-five minutes of this movie very much, but in the second half of the almost two-hour-long film, our interest waned as it headed towards its suspenseful ending, our love was turned into the like. It could not sustain our interest, maybe because of its loose and lengthy script, as it tries to tackle far too many issues plaguing modern American society. Maybe a focused approach could have helped to tighten its screenplay.

Despite its shortcomings, I believe, it is a good movie that explores the challenges of carrying out investigative procedures in the bureaucratic set-up, when it includes the FBI as well as the local police department.

Also, I must honestly admit that the good acting from Shailene Woodley and Ben Mendelsohn kept its perplexing mystery alive, as their team sought to catch an anonymous killer.

I have seen some of the dreadful movies released this year, that I did not feel like reviewing because of the questionable quality of their content. However, I reiterate that it is one of the good films.

To Catch A Killer (2023) movie:- {Spoilers Alert} key lines

Focus on the key dialogues about FBI/US Bureaucracy in this film

Eleanor: Why did you sign that memo?

Lammark: You can’t fight every battle. Have to choose the ones you can win.

Eleanor: Yeah, but when you sign, you’re a part of the game.

Lammark: And when you don’t, they replace you. The only decision you’re making is whether to be buried or burned.

Focus on the key lines about Gay marriage in this film

Eleanor: How long have you been married?

Lammark: Ever since we were allowed.

Focus:- actress Shailene Woodley

American actress and environmental activist Shailene Woodley has been taking up the grave issues affecting the indigenous Native American people, for instance, in 2016 she stood with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and was jailed for her activism there. The young actress is also known for popular movies like – The Descendants (2011), The Spectacular Now (2013), Divergent (2014) & The Fault In Our Stars (2014), and The Last Letter from Your Lover (2021); besides the well-known series like the Big Little Lies (2017-2019).

To Catch A Killer (2023) movie:- poster

To Catch A Killer – poster.

To Catch A Killer (2023) movie:- ratings

FM’s rating3.65/5
IMDb rating as of the date6.60/10
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date50% Tomatometer & 73% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten TomatoesDamián David Szifron’s stylish direction and fine performances bolster this film’s case, but a derivative script throws this thriller off course.
FM, IMDb & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – To Catch A Killer film.

To Catch A Killer (2023) movie:- trailer

Official trailer – To Catch A Killer – Sky | YouTube.

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