May 18

Film Review – Copycat (1995)

Film Review – Copycat (1995)


Rating: 7/10

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, Harry Connick, Jr., William McNamara, J. E. Freeman, Will Patton, John Rothman, Shannon O’Hurley

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Review: Film review – Copycat (1995) – This is a tough psychological thriller starring Sigourney Weaver as Helen Hudson, Holly Hunter as Inspector M.J. Monahan, Dermot Mulroney as Inspector Reuben Goetz and Harry Connick, Jr. as Daryll Lee Cullum, serial killer.

Hudson is a criminal psychologist specialising in serial killers but, having had a bad experience with a previous case is now house bound and retired. When a serial killer begins to strike in San Francisco she contacts the police who are stumped and begins to advise them. Once the police visit her home to interview her the killer finds where she lives and starts to involve her in his killing spree (she can give him the recognition he craves). Each time he kills he kills in the style of a previous serial killer from the past including Albert DeSalvo, The Hillside Strangler, David Berkowitz, Peter Kürten, Ted Bundy, Edmund Kemper and Jeffrey Dahmer. The race is on to catch him before he strikes again.

This is a tense and brutal thriller, well made and with some good acting from Weaver and Hunter in particular. Harry Connick, Jr. is cast against type as the serial killer and manages to pull the role off surprisingly well. If you’re a single woman living alone and at all squeamish its probably not the film for you (you’ll have trouble sleeping afterwards). Worth a watch for everyone else though.



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