The Mothman Prophecies wasn’t a huge box office hit — possibly because it sounds like a Syfy flick in which Tiffany battles an enormous mutant butterfly. But the supernatural thriller from 2002 is a rather respectable beast. Available on Netflix instant viewing, it stars Richard Gere and Laura Linney as a journalist and a cop investigating a weird spectral vision that appears before disasters strike. It’s a slow burn for sure. But patient viewers will be richly rewarded. We foresee it. B+
PSYCHIC VISIONS Laura Linney and Richard Gere in The Mothman Prophecies (Everett Collection)
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy; Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Alan Bates, Debra Messing, Will Patton; Director: Mark Pellington; Author: Richard Hatem; Release Date Wide: 01/25/2002; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: Screen Gems Inc.
Posted November 28 2011 — 12:00 AM EST
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