Despite the best efforts of actors Sutherland and Durning and coscreenwriter Elmore Leonard, THE ROSARY MURDERS is a dreadfully dull murder mystery that will intrigue no one, except perhaps fans of The White Stripes. The Detroit church where the movie was shot was attended by Jack White's family, and the 12-year-old White has a small, uncredited role as an altar boy.
Set during the winter in a cold, blustery Detroit, the film stars Sutherland as a kindly priest who is thrown into the investigation of a serial killer who murders priests and nuns every Friday. The killer's calling card is a string of rosary beads left in the hand of every victim. Other than a...