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Highwaymen Review

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Rennie Cray (Caviezel) embarks on a mission to avenge the death of his wife after she is struck down by a man who hunts and kills women using his '72 El Dorado.

★★★★★

In this slight road rage thriller, Jim Caviezel is a mournful, self-righteous man on a mission and Rhona Mitra is a sexy chick thrown into the plot for, hey, who cares why?

Apparently not director Robert Harmon, who uses his brief running time to salivate over Duel-style chase scenes at the expense of characterisation and plot. Rennie (Caviezel) is bent on avenging the death of his wife at the hands of a serial killer who's been mowing down attractive women ever since. Molly (Mitra) is his next target, so Rennie uses her as bait with the eventual assistance of a traffic investigator, apparently the only in his field able to recognise a deliberate hit and run when he sees one.

Both the well-choreographed crash scenes and the gritty cinematography hint at a better film. Shame no-one took the time to make it.

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