Notebook Reviews: THE MINUS MAN

3 out of 5 stars

Hampton Fancher – 1999

Based on the novel by Lew McCreary, The Minus Man was directed by Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher. It’s an odd little thriller where very little actually happens – but that’s not to say it isn’t good. The film features strong performances from an impressive cast – Owen Wilson, Janeane Garofalo, Sheryl Crow, Dwight Yoakam and Dennis Haysbert.

The serial killer subplot moves forward whatever story there is, but The Minus Man is more a mood piece than anything else.