For all its classy cast and glum polish, this metaphysical horror picture with big things on its mind lacks the malevolent buzz that vitalized SEVEN and THE HIDDEN, two of the more obvious sources from which it draws considerable inspiration. Who could
blame Detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) for imagining that the death of vicious, unrepentant serial killer Reese (Elias Koteas) marks the end of his reign of terror? But mere days after Reese's execution, Hobbes finds himself at a crime scene that bears all the marks of Reese's sadistic
handiwork. And that body is followed by another, and yet another. A taunting remark made by Reese moments before his executi...