MovieAddict's Movie Review of Virtuosity

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Not to be taken seriously!!!!!!!
MovieAddict - wrote on 02/08/13

"Just because I'm carrying around the joy of killing your family inside me doesn't mean we can't be friends."

Russell Crowe plays serial killer (SID 6.7) who escapes cyber-space and becomes a threat in the real world reveling in death and pain. Enter former police Lt. Parker Barnes (Denzel Washington), imprisoned for life after murdering a terrorist who kidnapped his wife and child. He is the only known person who can stop Crowe's reign of terror. Sid 6.7 craves media attention, as he is the composite of many serial killers including Adolf Hitler, Charles Manson, and the man who murdered Parker's wife and daughter.

This wild, loud, action-fest is long on violence and short on sense but Washington and Crowe helps in keeping you interested for the duration of this film. William Forsythe is along for the ride, along with Louise Fletcher, William Fitchner of Prison Break and Kelly Lynch whose daughter is kidnapped by SID, and the finale takes place during a live TV/internet broadcast in a high rise building. Ex-porn star Traci Lords also has a brief cameo.

My favorite scene, is when Sid is walking through the shopping center with the song "Staying Alive' playing in the background but then again…I love that song…with or without Crowe. A mindless bit of escapism. You could certainly do worse!

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