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The Gray Man (2007)

Director:
Scott L. Flynn
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Biography
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Gray Man
RUNNING TIME
98 minutes
Producer:
Aaron Osborne
Screenwriter:
Lee Fontanella


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Albert Fish Patrick Bauchau
Det. Will King Jack Conley
Captain Ayers John Aylward
Delia Budd Jillian Armenante
Albert Fish, Jr. Silas Weir Mitchell
Gertrude Mollie Milligan
Grace Budd Lexi Ainsworth
Detective Maher Vyto Ruginis

 

Review

This account of the life of infamous serial killer and cannibal Albert Fish looks good and offers a fine lead performance by Belgian actor Patrick Bauchau, but the film never goes beyond the strictly necessary and well-established facts. There is little insight into Fish's youth and background, or to his development as a criminal - instead the filmmakers concentrate on the much publicised Grace Budd case, turning it into a very ordinary detective story. The film's most powerful emotional aspect - apart from the obvious horror of Fish's acts - comes through the portrayal of his daughter Gertrude, who desperately tries to uphold her image of a good father.

 

Copyright 8.1.2010 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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