This film goes 8/10ths of the way toward being a perfect thriller. At the last minute, it's as if the filmmakers had a sudden change of heart and decided to soft-pedal it. Should've been a 5-star knockout, until somebody chickened out and steered the thing off into bland, inoffensive mediocrity. Fuck this test-audience-friendly timid corporate Hollywood filmmaking.
Must give credit to Robin Williams, however, for an astoundingly nuanced performance. He doesn't let you write his character off as just another…
This is a fascinating, unsettling, incoherent mess of a film.
Imagine a mash-up between The Omen, The X-Files, Mean Streets and Dirty Harry, with a smidgen of Cronenberg-esque body horror thrown in just for giggles.
The plot is barely comprehensible, but it's still quite watchable.