In the Electric Mist
In the Electric Mist (2009)

A detective tracking a serial killer who preys on young women finds his investigation complicated by a glamorous Hollywood starlet and a ruthless crime kingpin in director Bertrand Tavernier's adaptation of the James Lee Burke novel In… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 3, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 3, 2009
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leslie Felperin

The whole gumbo lacks real zing.

Craig Phillips

Tavernier captures the moody, misty Louisiana atmosphere and has a low-key, slow pace that fits the energy of the sticky South.

Christopher Null

Even the main plot itself turns out to be mostly a loss, largely forgotten by the time we wrap things up in the end.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Despite its missteps, I thoroughly enjoyed the thriller.

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David Cornelius

An excellent thriller that shouldn't go overlooked by fans of the genre.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's a complex web of story in this film, but hardly hard to follow.

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Simon Foster

A good film from an accomplished director but one that is well down the list of his finest achievements.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film's atmosphere is so potent and the characters so richly drawn that we can forgive a few odd connections and coincidences.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Even though the film meanders a bit, the skilful direction and camerawork combine with strong acting to create an engaging, insinuating thriller

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
Author James Lee Burke has been dishing out justice in numerous crime novels over the years but justice has never been done in a decent film adaptation of his… More
Dean King
A little strange this one, not a bad film but something doesn't quite fit? Good actors but it doesn't seem to follow the more interesting story line… More
xGary Xx
A small town detective hunts a serial murderer while contending not only with his own alcoholism but that of a visiting movie star. I can't say I'd… More
jay nixon
Good performances by a quality cast can't surmount a script that often has too many loose ends.
danny d
an incredibly interesting film with an exceptional cast about an eccentric police officer and a bizarre set of criminals. the unfolding of events late in the… More
Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen, A detective in the deep South is led into a series of surreal encounters with a troop of… More

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