Child 44 ★★★

Bonus Film of Neglify's 2018 Birthday Scavenger Hunt
Item: A true crime film.
Recommended drug: Nazi Dope

This is based off a novel that tells a fictionalized version of the Russian serial killer in the 1980s, Citizen X. I quite liked the HBO film and this is quite an interesting mirror universe version. Instead of being slow-paced dialogue scenes this movie is jam-packed with too much stuff. Instead of focusing on a couple compelling characters we get a bunch of cliched stereotypes. The first half is a snooze-fest but it gets quite interesting in the last hour.

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