Copycat 2008 R CC

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Tormented by the serial killer who took her mother's life, journalist LAURA NELSON investigates the only clue he ever leaves behind at his crime scenes: his diary pages.

Starring:
Chloe Snyder, Mark Hengst
Runtime:
1 hour, 26 minutes

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Genres Thriller
Director Andy Hurst
Starring Chloe Snyder, Mark Hengst
Supporting actors Andreas Beckett, Bruce Robert Cole, Garrett Brawith, Anthony Dresdon, Kara Revel, Victoria De Mare, Danny Chan, Matt Mercer, Zak Rubenstein, Shaula Chambliss, Sam Dobbinn, Bradley J. Thornton, Adrian Vatsky, Brian Duclos, Adam Taylor, Ryan Weltzien, Gilbert J. Menchaca, Brent Stevens
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Keepitreal on December 13, 2012
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I rated this a 1 because I couldn't go any lower! If you are into porn, gore, and incoherent dialog with no plot, this is the movie for you. I turned it off after about 26 minutes. I thought it might be related to the "Copycat" movie with Sigourney Weaver, but this movie has nothing to do with anything worth watching. Very disappointing, very pointless, a total waste of money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Strassman on January 30, 2010
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This is not the Hollywood version. While the "popular" version has its moments of drama and a lot of suspense; this movie depicts the killer at his truest sense. (Or killers?) A gory but well-written and adequately acted adaptation of the same title. Certainly worth watching again.
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Copycat (Andy Hurst, 2008)

Copycat starts, at least, from an interesting premise, one that I see rarely (but is probably used a lot more than I realize)—a serial killer, instead of developing his own methodology, takes a page (this idiom is not used lightly here, as you will soon see) from the work of famous serial killers before him, and each of his kills is set in a scene staged to re-enact the famous work of his forefathers; the only clue this killer leaves that differs is a page from his diary relating to the killer whose work he is parroting. It's a great idea, and I imagine that, done well, and with a whole lot of research and interviewing of profilers and the like, someone could take this premise and do a bang-up job with it. Andy Hurst (Wild Things 2), or, more appropriately, screenwriter Ellis Walker (Grim Reaper), don't take it anywhere near its logical conclusion; instead, they use it as a hook into what is, ultimately, a generic murder mystery, with harried police detective (Hall Pass' Chloe Snyder) chasing diabolically evil killer (The Skeleton Key's Andreas Beckett). On the other hand, “generic” is an awful lot better than “horrible”. Copycat is a movie that you will likely have forgotten a week after watching it, but it is far form the worst movie I watched that month. It's not even the worst movie I watched that day (that dishonor goes to Desi Scarpone's horrifying Dark Town, which landed on my hundred-worst list). One to watch if you're bored on a Friday night and have nothing better to do. ** ˝
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Basically, the movie has little to no plot of a female detective hunting down a typical "crazy serial killer" (who does not even copycat the killers mentioned!), however! the one thing that saved this movie for me was the story-within-a story mini-bios, which show fictionalized murders from "The Nightstalker" Richard Ramirez, "Cannibal" Jeff Dahmer & the real life "Leatherface" & "Norman Bates" Ed Gein, pretty entertaining for true crime buffs, just get it for that.
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