Aidan Breslin is having a hard time coping with the death of his wife and is throwing himself at his work as a murder detective while neglecting his sons. When several gruesome murders take place, Aidan starts to realize they’re all connected and linked to the Biblical story of the Four Horsemen who unleash the Apocalypse on Earth. With two murders already done, there are at least two more to follow, but will Aidan have enough time to unravel the mystery before all killings are done?
Sound and Vision:
The image and sound quality are decent but nothing special either. We didn’t spot any obnoxious compression errors and overall the level of detail was good. Here and there some minor aliasing and grain are present but not enough to disturb too much.
The sound does its job nicely with adding some atmosphere and using the surround channels for subtle sounds and music.
The Horsemen is a combination of a family drama with Saw. How unlikely that may seem, this movie does manage to pull it off thanks to good acting by Dennis Quaid who we’ve seen too little lately.
The movie never manages to really grab you by the throat but the cold and gloomy atmosphere of the film does keep you interested and there’s something for everyone: those looking for drama have a father overwhelmed with grief over the death of his wife and therefore incapable of taking care of his kids. Those looking for gore get plenty of murder scenes a la Saw. And those looking for a CSI-like whodunnit get the search for the puppet master behind the “Four Horsemen”.
All in all definitely one worth renting if you’ve got nothing better to do