of Twilight (1991)
from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
film succeeds pretty well for a modest made-for-cable thriller,
probably simply because its scope is modest enough to manage, and it
concentrates on doing only one thing - confused paranoia. It
does that quite well, and Bruce Greenwood lends credibility to the
|The premise is that a gang
of religious lunatics have determined that a cute little six year old
boy is the Antichrist, based on the visions their leader receives
directly from God. The little boy and his mother are powerless to help
themselves, and there is insufficient evidence to involve the police,
so they hire a private detective agency to provide bodyguard services.
antichrist's mother keeps her bra on during a sex scene,
reflecting the new modest Satan.
||The lead detective soon finds that he
can't seem to escape the nutbags. No matter where he goes, they find
him. No matter how secretive his movements, they figure them out. By
the time the film is at its halfway point, almost all of his agents
are dead, and it has boiled down to a battle between him and a whole
bunch of lunatics who seem to be reading his mind.
To complicate the plot, he falls in
love with the boy's mother.
How do the crazies keep finding him?
Is it possible that God is showing them the way? Or is he being
betrayed by someone on the inside with him? That is the mystery
he must solve.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 4.7 . Incorrectly identified in IMDB as
"THE Servants of Twilight"
- With their
dollars ... it was made for cable TV
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. Watchable little thriller that
had me guessing where the next threats were coming from, and how
the crazies kept reading his moves. Some clumsy editing keeps it
from being even better.
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