The Minus Man
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The directorial debut of Hampton Fancher, the screenwriter of Ridley Scott's science fiction cult classic Blade Runner, The Minus Man is a slow paced drama about an introverted man called Vann Siegart Owen Wilson, who gets involved in an act of euthanasia when he comes across an asthmatic junkie. Helping her die triggers a chain of encounters with troubled people who all seem to think Vann can help them. In a seaside town in the Pacific Northwest, he rents a place in the home of an unhappily married couple, Doug and Jane. Doug helps him get a job at the local post office where fellow… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A sociopathic serial poisoner provides everyone with the nihilistic zero they need in this intelligent and disheartening dramatic thriller for Generation Blank."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"The film's measured pace might not be for every viewer, but it added greatly to the tension."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"An odd, odd (did I say odd) portrait of a serial killer set against a backdrop that is plum smack in the middle of white bread, Ozzie and Harriet, America."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
"This creepy serial killer tale had more fright in it than the more highly touted "Felicia's Journey.""
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A powerful performance by Wilson....and believe me, you've never seen him like this!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A marginal but very interesting work."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"...too sluggish and too dispassionate to make much of an impression."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Horrible character piece. Nothing happens and you don't care why."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Coming at a time when people seem to be looking outwards for causes of violence, this movie challenges us to instead reflect inwards."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Too many pieces of the puzzle are left out in what comes off as a rather strained and obvious attempt to leave things up for discussion."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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