An impressionable teen flirts with the knowledge that he may have the genes of a thief in THE MAKER. The criminal seduction of innocence has been more chillingly delineated in AT CLOSE RANGE (1986) and more colorfully acted in TRAVELLER (1997). Erring on the side of artiness, THE MAKER
overworks its nihilistic philosophizing for an audience that's already seen better versions of this blood-is-thicker-than-water morality play.
Adopted many years ago into a loving home after the death of his parents, teenager Josh Minell (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) wins a college scholarship with little effort and spends his spare time getting high with pals. His bright future is inter...