Night Hunter is full of ridiculous plot lines and daftness – how did credible actors Stanley Tucci and Sir Ben get hoodwinked?.

THIS serial-killer thriller could have been a good laugh had it played it for kicks rather than thinking it was something special.

There is plenty of daftness and twists to make you do a double-take. But with a plot like this, the viewers are laughing at it instead of with it.

 This serial-killer thriller could have been a good laugh had it played it for kicks, but with a plot like this, the viewers are laughing at it instead of with it

This serial-killer thriller could have been a good laugh had it played it for kicks, but with a plot like this, the viewers are laughing at it instead of with itCredit: Alamy

Henry Cavill is Marshall, a detective with a teenage daughter, who is brought on to a murder case.

Working alongside retired judge Cooper (Sir Ben Kingsley), who is now a vigilante, and police profiler Rachel (Alexandra Daddario), they discover a mansion full of captured women.

After arresting the culprit, they realise there are bigger fish to fry. A race against the clock ensues.

For the characters it is to find the killer in time. For me, it was to stay in my seat.

 I cannot comprehend why such credible actors such as Sir Ben got hoodwinked

I cannot comprehend why such credible actors such as Sir Ben got hoodwinked

You can understand why Henry Cavill, killing a bit of time post-Superman and pre-Witchers, fancied it.

But my goodness. There is such an awful villain and such ridiculous plot lines that I cannot comprehend why such credible actors as Stanley Tucci and Sir Ben got hoodwinked.

At one point, a police officer brings his baby to work.

And there is actual surprise when the baby gets abducted.

For a film so desperate to be Zodiac, everyone would have seen this one coming.

Night Hunter (15) 99mins

★★☆☆☆




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