Suspect Zero

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Suspect Zero ★½ 2004 (R)

Maverick FBI agent Thomas Mackelway (Eckhart) has been demoted to a backwater bureau just in time to discover a serial killer whose M.O. is that he kills other serial killers and likes to taunt the fed via fax. Soon, Mackelway is joined by no-nonsense former partner/lover Fran Kulok (Moss in a thankless role). Eckhart's generally wasted as the standard troubled good guy (he works better in edgier roles) while Kingsley does what a professional does—make the most of an absurd movie sociopath. Merhige apparently prefers to set an artistic moodiness rather than worry about pace, plot, or coherence. 99m/C DVD . US Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harry J. Lennix, William Mapother, Ellen Blake, Chloe Russell, Kevin Chamberlin; D: Edmund Elias Merhige; W: Zak Penn, Billy Ray; C: Michael Chapman; M: Clint Mansell.