Mr. Murder (1999) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
MR. MURDER is an okay adaptation of Koontz’s novel. It’s biggest fault is actually the casting of Stephen Baldwin in the all important leading role. Baldwin’s range is extremely limited, and sometimes there was little difference between the real writer and the clone. This is especially true in the first half of the movie; later on, he tries a little harder and he salvages what little he can of his performance. Other than that, there are some interesting suspenseful moments; Julie Warner tries hard as Baldwin’s wife, but she has to overcome a lot of inadequacy from Baldwin; James Coburn is wasted but the pro he is, he puts more into his smaller role than Baldwin did. Thomas Haden Church was awful. Monotone, boring, he came off even worse than Baldwin!!!
The movie has some suspenseful moments, but it’s not as good as the book. However, overall, it’s fairly entertaining and not as awful as some may think.
About Mr. Murder (1999)
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Julie Warner, Bill Smitrovich, Thomas Haden Church, James Coburn
Runtime: 127 minutes
Director: Dick Lowry