Denzel Washington and Rami Malek star as cops trying to track down a serial killer in 1990 Los Angeles. Written and directed by John Lee Hooker (from a script he’s been massaging for decades), the film is reminiscent of “Se7en” (though not nearly as grisly or violent). The story wanders and plods along more than it should, but stylistically and as an appreciation of stellar acting, it’s a homerun. If only the script were on the same level.

3.5/5 stars