Erroll Babbage works with the department of public safety where he’s spent his life keeping tabs on sex offenders who have been released from jail on parole. However, his unorthodox ways of working have resulted in his bosses asking him politely to leave and during his last days at work he’s requested to teach his replacement, Allison Lowry, the tricks of the trade. While doing his daily business, Babbage is sent a newspaper with an article about a missing girl marked. He’s convinced one of his parolees is responsible for kidnapping the girl and with Lowry on his back, he starts investigating the matter…
Sound and Vision:
We get decent image and sound quality without obnoxious compression errors and decent use of the surround speakers for some effects and environment sounds while dialogues remain clear. Nothing special to be said here.
On the cover of The Flock there are quotes that compare this movie with Se7en and up to a point I can follow that line but still think it’s a bit exaggerated. The Flock is a decent thriller with good acting from Richard Gere and Claire Danes but setting it next to Se7en is stretching things. There are some nice plot twists but nothing all too surprising. Also the idea that paroled sex offenders group together against a public employee and start kidnapping people again is a bit unrealistic.
If you don’t mind that as well as the typical American happy ending (which is where Se7en shines) then you’re in for just over an hour and a half of nice entertainment that will probably not be remembered for long