The Traveler

Sometimes while writing a review I believe that warning the public about a terrible film is more important than the style and content of the review.  There are so many things wrong with this film that it would be lengthy and tiresome to get into it.  Suffice it to say that I would not recommend this film to even my worst of enemies.

It is Christmas Eve in a small town and a stranger (Val Kilmer – Heat, Top Gun) walks into the police station confessing to them that he has murdered six people. Detective Alexander Black (Dylan Neal – 40 Days and 40 Nights, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightening Thieves) arrests the man and puts him in a cell. Deputies Jane Hollow (Camille Sullivan – The Butterfly Effect, Best in Show), Jerry Pine (Paul McGillion – A Dog’s Breakfast), Toby Shearwood (Nels Lennarson – The Pledge, Scary Movie), and Jack Hawkins (John Cassini – Se7en, The Game) don’t know what to do with this guy as they cannot even fingerprint or identify him as he has no fingerprint.

At an impasse the deputies begin to call him Mr. Nobody.  Then Hawkings thinks that he looks a bit like the drifter that they arrested a year ago when Black’s daughter went missing and had beaten quite liberally to try to get information from him.

As the night goes on Mr. Nobody describes and confesses to the murders one by one while whistling.  With each confession he makes one of the deputies dies.  Putting two and two together Black realizes that Mr. Nobody has returned to punish them for what they did a year ago.

I don’t know what director Michael Oblowitz was thinking whilst he was making this film, but I hope it wasn’t that he was making a clever thriller or horror film.  It is so predictable and transparent that you can see what is coming from a mile away.  I mean the twist at the end…c’mon!  Yes, the script is that bad.  The last few minutes of the film were so painful that I thought I might perish.  So hopeless that I even found myself falling asleep during the scenes that were supposed to be violent and gory.

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