May 13th, 2005



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Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 6.2/10 (29,434 voted)

Critic's Score: 33/100

Director: Renny Harlin

Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater

On a remote island, the FBI has a training program for their psychological profiling division, called "Mindhunters", used to track down serial killers. The training goes horribly wrong, however, when a group of seven young agents discover that one of them is a serial killer, and is setting about slaying the others. Can the few that are left figure out who the killer is in time?

Writers: Wayne Kramer, Wayne Kramer

Eion Bailey - Bobby Whitman
Clifton Collins Jr. - Vince Sherman
Will Kemp - Rafe Perry
Val Kilmer - Jake Harris
Jonny Lee Miller - Lucas Harper
Kathryn Morris - Sara Moore
Christian Slater - J.D. Reston
LL Cool J - Gabe Jensen (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
Patricia Velasquez - Nicole Willis
Cassandra Bell - Jen
Daniël Boissevain - Second Man in the Bar
Antonie Kamerling - Man in the Bar (as Anthone Kamerling)
Jasmine Sendar - Friend of Jen
Trevor White - Attacker

Taglines: For seven elite profilers, finding a serial killer is a process of elimination. Their own.


Official Website: Amuse [Japan] | Columbia Tristar [South Korea] |

Release Date: 13 May 2005

Filming Locations: 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Box Office Details

Budget: $27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $51,660 (Finland) (6 June 2004) (20 Screens)

Gross: $23,658,061 (Worldwide) (3 November 2005)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Australia: (edited version)  | Denmark: (edited version)

Did You Know?

The cast met with FBI personnel and underwent military weapons training for their roles.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Towards the end when Gabe handcuffs his chair to the table, it shows Vince shaking his leg when he is supposed to be paralyzed from the waist down.

[first lines]
J.D.: How about I drive, huh?

User Review

Not bad at all

Rating: 7/10

I don't want to give away too much about the story, so I'll stick to the basics.

A small group of FBI-serial killer experts are in a training program. Val Kilmer is the trainer, an eccentric character named Harris who runs the show in his own way. The whole idea is putting them in situations where they are likely to mess up, so that they will think twice before acting to quickly or jumping to the wrong conclusions in real life.

The idea of this last exercise is to isolate the group on a deserted island, so they can focus on "profiling" a killer without any help from forensics, witnesses and so forth. Things take a very unexpected turn when one of the team gets killed.

It would seem that instead of an exercise they are faced with the real thing : Profiling and identifying a killer before he kills all of them. Is the killer an outsider or someone from within their team ?


Stuck on an island, people ending up dead one after another... Yes, there is a more than a dash of Agatha Christie there. But there are plenty of interesting add-ons to this Ten Little Indians clone. The acting is pretty decent, although in my opinion LL Cool J was a little too cool to be convincing (some of lines really are over-the-top...) and maybe Miss Valesquez should limit herself to non-speaking parts as her English sounds very laboured.

Don't go in expecting a masterpiece, just enjoy the ride. This movie is a fun high-adrenaline action movie /thriller. I give it 8/10


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