February 6th, 2009



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A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between a serial killing spree and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.5/10 (11,530 voted)

Director: Jonas Åkerlund

Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ziyi Zhang, Lou Taylor Pucci

Aidan Breslin is a bitter detective emotionally distanced from his two young sons following the untimely death of his devoted wife. While investigating a series of murders of rare violence, he discovers a terrifying link between a chain of murders and the Biblical prophecies concerning the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.

Dennis Quaid - Aidan Breslin
Ziyi Zhang - Kristin
Lou Taylor Pucci - Alex Breslin
Clifton Collins Jr. - Stingray
Barry Shabaka Henley - Tuck
Patrick Fugit - Corey
Eric Balfour - Taylor
Paul Dooley - Father Whiteleather
Thomas Mitchell - Thug
Liam James - Sean Breslin
Chelcie Ross - Police Chief Krupa
Manfred Maretzki - Bob
Arne MacPherson - Navratil
David Dastmalchian - Terrence
Peter Stormare - David Spitz

Taglines: Come and See


Official Website: Lionsgate [United States] | Metropolitan Films [France] |

Release Date: 6 February 2009

Filming Locations: Bell Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross: $1,017,401 (Non-USA) (22 March 2009)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

Jonas Åkerlund was sufficiently intrigued by the cult of suspension that he even considered doing it himself, after meeting several devotees of the practice.

Continuity: When Aiden confronts Mr. Spitz about the pictures with Kristin, he is holding up a picture with just Kristin in it. The camera changes to Mr. Spitz then back to Aiden in which he is holding up a different picture, however his hands did not move.

[first lines]
Det. Aidan J. Breslin: Hi there.

User Review

Doesn't hold a candle to the movies it copied

Rating: 3/10

The Horsemen touts itself as another serial killer cat and mouse and admirably attempts to mix in several sub-genres including torture, exotic piercing, plot twists, and even a silence of the lambs (more Primal Fear in execution) style prison exchange. What transpires is unfortunately a lot of set pieces that don't add a lot to the whole. Dennis Quaid has always been fun to watch and has had several noteworthy performances (my fav will always be Savior). Here he struggles to play a hardened detective reminiscent of Al Pacino in Insomnia, his lines are forced, he is simply a poor casting choice for this role. He never reaches believability as the detective, and the dramatic subterfuge of a single dad with 2 kids is laid on so thick, he never sloshes out of the muck long enough to fill either role. The plot is OK, fairly standard shake on a playful serial killer vs cop movie, but the dialog is simply horrible. The lines are terribly cliché' and the actors, while capable, are just waiting for there time to speak, never fully absorbed into the movie. This will likely go to video soon where it may attract an easy to please crowd but ultimately does not hold a candle to any of the movies it copied.



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