In this gruesome film based on a book, Denzel Washington plays quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme, who is drawn into solving one last crime from his bed. Lincoln enlists the help of a young female detective named Amelia, played by the sexy Angelina Jolie, and sparks fly. This movie pushes the brink of everything disturbing and disgusting, then it goes too far. If you want to see a good movie about a psycho killer, see Seven or Silence of the Lambs. If you want to see a good devo movie, this isn't worthwhile either. Denzel Washington is very sexy as always, but there's more to playing an interesting quadriplegic than lying in bed all day and not moving. For all practical purposes, Lincoln might as well have just been sick in bed. This movie just didn't give Paradevo that special devo thrill.
I found it pretty dev-sexy. I would have preferred, of course, if he was in a wheelchair more (by which I mean there was only one scene where he was), but I still found the bed scenes very sexy. I was bothered by the plot mainly because I've read the book and the plot in the book is very different and much, much better (including that Lincoln does not need help to save himself.ReplyDelete