Mindhunters (2005)

Finnish-born Hollywood filmmaker Renny Harlin directs the suspense thriller Mindhunters with a screenplay by writer/director Wayne Kramer. Val Kilmer stars as Harris, an FBI official teaching a group of trainees the art of profiling serial… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 13, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A retread of Ten Little Indians that lacks the source material's wit.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It was supposed to open in the spring of 2003, but they kept pushing back the release date. They should have kept pushing.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

It didn't take much mental power to come up with the plot.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The sloppily made suspense thriller was deservedly ripped by most critics and was a financial flop.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Evidently, these young FBI geniuses were just on a collective undercover assignment to infiltrate the Melrose Avenue club scene, because their disguise consists of half-grown (or half-ungrown) beards, shaggy hair, [and] insouciant wisecracking attitudes.

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Robert Koehler

The illogic of the situation is so extreme that the final confrontation plays like an afterthought.

Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

Excessive violence, hysterical directorial overkill and a cast of mostly glamorous non-actors make this relatively short film seem much longer than it really is.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

As effective as a movie can be and yet still be 100 percent forgettable.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

[Miller's accent] isn't Sir Michael Caine in Hurry Sundown bad -- still the worst Southern accent ever attempted by a future Oscar winner and knight. But it's awful enough to call attention to itself in the middle of a movie smothered in awfulness.

Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

There's nothing particularly deep about this film -- and Harlin's efforts to jazz things up do occasionally go over-the-top.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
"Someone in this room is a murderer", goes the typical Agatha Christie potboiling thriller, which herein gets a modern update of a twist:… More
Phil Hubbs
Kilmer back on some form here as an FBI trainer taking his new recruits to an abandoned island for some serial killer catcher training....oh you just know its… More
Emily Armstrong
Teeheehee! This kind of reminds me of a parallel version of Saw, which paradoxically takes itself more seriously but has a greater sense of fun. A bunch of… More
Ginny  X
Recently added to my collection. Proper review to follow. If you liked Suspect Zero youll like this movie.
EightThirty .
28/08/2010 (TELEVISION)<br/><br/>A great "Twistie Flick" that lives up to it's title, I was actually loosing my mind during my… More
Dean King
This is a very good little know film. It's a mix of cat and mouse thriller with the FBI trying to track a killer at one of their training facilities. It… More

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