Glimmer Man [Import espagnol]
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El mejor y más importante thriller de acción de Steven Seagal (Alerta máxima). Para los detectives de homicidios, la desesperada búsqueda de un asesino en serie ha comenzado a ponerse difícil. El departamento de policía de Los Ángeles les ha asignado trabajar juntos en este inquietante caso. La acción imparable unida a un excelente argumento con dosis de ingenio, llega a su culminación con Steven Seagal en la pantalla protagonizando a Cole y Keenen Yvory Wayans interpretando a Campbell, en esta película de máximo suspense. Usando métodos y filosofías orientales y con un talento letal, el ex-neoyorquino Cole no es como ningún otro compañero con el que el callejero Campbell haya trabajado. Para Campbell, el misterioso Cole es algo más que un policía: es el sospechoso nº 1 en su investigación de asesinato.
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In Glimmer Man Seagal plays Jack Cole, an Ex government intelligence operative known as "The Glimmer Man," because he could move so quickly and quietly that his victims would only see a glimmer before they died. in fact that is so BS, Segal moves slower than his previous movies here, his gut is beginning to grow and his acting is stale and wooden. anyhow back to the movie, Cole is assigned to work with An L.A. police detective named Jim Campbell (Keenen Ivory Wayans) they are both on the look for a serial killer known as the "Family Man" he is given that name because...well he kills families; and aside from killing them he tortures and crucifies them after their deaths. After a string of murders the killer gets personal, he kills Coles wife..and you know what that means...that's right...its payback time, but it seems that this killings are beginning to get weird, there is a copycat making the murders look like "the Family Man"....now the question is Who is the killer, the "family man or the copycat?
Along with these psychos we have a local crime boss doing dealings with the Russians, somehow its all connected and don't expect a clever twist because there really isn't. I give them credit for adding some suspense here and there, but Segal doesn't belong in this movie, he feels out of place. The only good actors in this movie are Keenen Ivory Wayans and Brian Cox. So yeah, rent it or wait for it to be shown on cable, but don't buy it, not worth it.
MY PERSONAL RATING: 2 ½ OUT OF 5
The fundamental flaw in The Glimmer Man is that it's just far too contrived. The 80s 'mis-matched cops' cliché didn't help either. Plus, the film was yet another Seven [Blu-ray Book] wannabe, a sub-genre that flooded cinemas post October 1995.
Seagal plays Jack Cole, a weirdo New York cop transferred to Los Angeles for reasons that are never clearly defined. He's teamed-up with wisecracking Detective Jim Campbell (Keenan Ivory Wayans, who did not like Seagal) to catch 'The Family Man'; a serial killer who crucifies families (actually just the parents). But things get a little too personal for Cole when his ex-wife is killed by a Family Man copycat because she was the psychiatrist of the high school kid he saved who had discovered his evil step-dad's plan to sell chemical weapons sold by the Russian Mafia and brokered by the CIA, who Cole used to work for.
It's very poorly written by Kevin Brodbin, himself a former film critic, so he ought to have known better. This wouldn't be so bad if the fight scenes were remotely impressive. There are a couple of good action moments, like Campbell's apartment fight, but the rest are very quickly edited to compensate for Seagal's decreasing suppleness and rapidly expanding waistline. And after the high adventure of his previous movies, going back to low-wattage bar fights and gun play just isn't exciting.
Unknown director John Gray (who?) shoots the film like a TV movie. You'd be forgiven for thinking that this was an average episode of CSI:New York. He tries to mimic the retro-noir look of Se7en with lots of gloomy locations and rain but it just gives the film a really oppressive feel.
It's obvious that Seagal's influence on the script made it to the screen. As usual there's mumbo-jumbo about Cole's mysterious past (something Seagal both pretends AND denies he has). The mystical Buddhist stuff really adds nothing, you can see right through it to Seagal's unnecessary pandering, and what exactly is the deal with those jackets? Definitely from Seagal's own wardrobe and strategically chosen to conceal the Belly the of the Beast.
There's some decent acting to be had outside of Seagal's non-effort. Wayans proves he's more capable of being an action than the rest of his family (and Seagal too) and Brian Cox (a last-minute replacement for Tommy Lee Jones who probably said 'oh no, not Seagal again' and fled) plays the same old dodgy CIA buffoon he's built half his career on.
If you can get around the uninspired, gibberish title and if you are suffering a serious deficit in better action movies then give it a go. Just don't bother with the horribly censored UK cut, butchered by the BBFC.