We’re doing a little throwback to 2004 for today’s Film Talk. We’re going to be talking about Mindhunters starring Val Kilmer, Jonny Lee Miller, Christian Slater, LL Cool J, Clifton Collins Jr and Katheryn Morris.
You’re forgiven if you have never heard of this movie before. I didn’t know of it’s existence until around a month a go and let me tell you, you are missing out on something if you haven’t seen this movie! I can’t tell you how annoyed I am at not knowing about and watching Mindhunters earlier.
Without giving too much away the movie is centers around a group of trainees in the FBI psychological profiling programme who are sent to an island with zero contact to the outside world for 48 hours to complete a mission designed to put their skills to the test to solve a murder while being observed and marked. However, when people start getting murdered for real, they must use their profiling skills to find the murderer amoungst themselves.
This is a thriller/horror/mystery. It’s one of those movies that keeps you in the dark 100% of the time and makes us, the audience, question who is it, what’s going to happen, what’s going on the whole time! Mindhunters is full of twists and turns and you start to feel like it’s one person and then they die so that takes out that option and it’s just SO. GOOD. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and gave me a few jumps as well.
This is an all star cast with faces that you either know (like Val Kilmer) or at least recognize and this is why it amazes me that this movie hasn’t got more recognition and why I’m shocked I had never even heard of it!
Being an older movie of course there are things that I would change or that special effects now could make better but overall it’s a solid set-on-the-edge-of-your-seat, who done it thriller/mystery. Some bit’s are a bit blood thirsty but nothing too dramatic and I really was not suspecting the ending.
Mindhunters flopped at the box office and reviews are very mixed. I’ve seen some reviews that say it’s the worst thing they’ve ever watched and others that say the movie is fantastic. I don’t know what movie the critics saw when they said this movie was crap because it certainly wasn’t Mindhunters!
Let’s start a discussion in the comments! Have you seen Mindhunters? Did you enjoy it as much as I did?