The Alphabet Killer
The Alphabet Killer (2008)

Wrong Turn director Rob Schmidt takes the helm for this thriller inspired by the grim true-life exploits of an alphabet-obsessed New York serial killer and starring Timothy Hutton, Cary Elwes, Eliza Dushku, and Michael Ironside. When… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 6, 2009
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14%
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23%



Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

[Eliza Dushku's] commitment to the material is worthier than the cheesy ghost effects of decomposing children that the filmmakers felt the need to add.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Chega a impressionar que, em meio a tantos elementos desastrosos, a atuação de Eliza Dushku (que também co-produziu o longa) seja inegavelmente a pior coisa do filme.

Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

...a big problem is the preposterousness of the mystery's solution...

Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

It's too bad there was no way around the story's inherent deficit since this effectively unsettling film, directed by Rob Schmidt, chugs along quite well for a while.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

The Alphabet Killer suffers from the same symptoms as Passengers: both have an unintentionally feeble-minded character who lazily investigates a mystery while the plot itself seems dull and poorly developed.

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Luke Y. Thompson
Village Voice

The Alphabet Killer may well make enough money to justify a Part II.

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Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

Although Schmidt and Malloy have devoted meticulous attention to Megan's manhunt, which is engrossing and briskly paced for the better part of 85 minutes, their final act seems less like a canny trick than a copout.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Alphabet Killer was a dull, boring and totally unimpressive psychological horror film based on real facts. The film fails to be interesting and the… More
Nicki Marie
Quite dull and long feeling. I walked in and out of the room a few times while it was on and had still picked the killer halfway through, (or think I had, it… More
Unknown Hobo
Predictable and boring, this movie was stuck somewhere between a horror film and a crime thriller. Even though it may have been loosely based around true life… More
Bruce Bruce
Pretty good film, about a killer in Rochester New York, It was well planned, and at the end they said in credits they never caught the killer, which confused me… More
Melvin White
Megan Paige: Mostly the job is to ask questions. The frustrating part, the part that drives you crazy, is that the people you really want to talk to are dead. … More
Todd Smith
Way too dull for a movie about a serial killer.