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RAMPAGE

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Rampage

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Michael Biehn, Alex McArthur, Grace Zabriskie
director:
William Friedkin
distributor:
Miramax
author:
11524
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

”Inspired by true events,” writer-director William Friedkin’s chronicle of a serial killer (McArthur) who cuts his victims’ bodies open and drinks their blood makes the hair stand on end — sometimes. But as the prosecuting attorney (Biehn) becomes a zealous crusader, the film transforms into a polemic about the death penalty. Although it provokes thoughts about the legal system, it’s like two movies rolled uncomfortably into one — a bloody near-documentary and a bloodless courtroom melodrama.

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