Highwaymen

2006-03-30 12:27
 

Rennie Cray (Jim Caviezel) is the self-appointed avenger of his wife's murder. For five years he's been driving around the country in his 1968 Plymouth Barracuda, pursuing the man responsible for the hit-and-run murder of his wife, looking for retribution.

James Fargo (Colm Feore) is a mesmerizing killer whose body has been reduced to a combination of human parts, prosthetics, straps and harnesses. Creative modifications have transformed his 1972 Cadillac Eldorado into an extension of his own body, a killing machine he uses to torture and taunt unsuspecting motorists on the highways of America.

Hounding Rennie at every turn is Macklin (Frankie Faison) a traffic investigator who recognizes that as Rennie's search for Fargo narrows, so does his ability to distinguish between right and wrong.

Molly Poole (Rhona Mitra) has enough tragic personal baggage to fill the trunk of Rennie's Barracuda. A simple drive home from choir practice spirals into an ordeal which puts Molly in Fargo's sightlines. Marked by a photo he takes of her, Molly discovers she's the only survivor of massive pileup he caused in a tunnel.

For Rennie, Molly has now become the bait to catch Fargo...

What the critics are saying:

"Highwaymen has no interest in fleshing out its story; it's all bone, no meat, save for what ends up on the asphalt."
- Robert Wilonsky, Dallas Observer

"Painted in shades of Mad Max, Duel, Crash and The Driver, Highwaymen is so derivative that it constantly reminds you of better films as it spits out a barrage of sound and fury."
- Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News

"Delivers plenty of scares, wince-inducing scenes and indie-film stylistic fillips."
- Jerry Renshaw, Reel.com


"Passion of the Christ" star James Caviezel goes from the sublime to the ridiculous in this laughable B-grade thriller about a psychotic killer who runs people over.

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