Movie: The Lost Angel
Director: Dimitri Logothetis
Critic rating: 3
Good actors don't really save this mediocre 2004 crime thriller from Canada, because the story line's been done a million times before, and there are few surprises.
Female Police Inspector Billie Palmer is chasing a serial killer while running from allegations of brutality and using excessive force for shooting a suspect. He lived, and he's not a happy camper.
The killings seem to be patterned after an ancient devil worshipper ritual where every day for 20 days a victim is killed and displayed as if hung on a cross. After 20 days, the killer will be elevated to the devil's right hand in hell.
On top of chasing the killer, Billie is obsessed with protecting her sister, who lives with her after the brutal killing of their mother when they were younger. The sister was raped after the killing, while Billie was tied up and helpless to assist her sister.
The problem with all this is it just doesn't work well. Predictable storyline, uninspired script, good actors who really aren't convincing in their parts, just leaves you feeling that you sat down to eat a feast, and wound up with hamburger.