Video Review

Resurrection

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Ellen Burstyn, Richard Farnsworth and Sam Shepard

Resurrection Christopher Lambert, Leland Orser (1999, Columbia TriStar, 108 mins., R, also on DVD) Here are seven ways that this well-crafted but woefully derivative thriller — which premiered on HBO — is just like Seven: (1) A pair of cops (Lambert and Orser) are on the hunt (2) through a rainy cityscape for (3) a religion-obsessed serial killer (4) who leaves his victims horribly mutilated (5), and only through judicious Bible research do they catch him (6), after which he keeps committing crimes in his quest to (7) deliver his twisted sermon to humanity. Reel Goodies (0:26) Shock auteur David Cronenberg pops up as a sensitive priest. The Last Detail Lambert and director Russell Mulcahy previously teamed up for Highlander and Highlander II. C+

Originally posted Nov 12, 1999 Published in issue #512 Nov 12, 1999 Order article reprints