The Card Player (2004)

card1The Card Player could have been really cool, but instead ended up being mediocre.

The Card Player: A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpol agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam.

I do like the idea of having the killings shown over a web cam, because it does make the movie a lot more intense, but some scenes feels kind of sloppy and not thought through.

I did like the death scenes and I did like the plot for most of the time, but The Card Player is not on the same level as Argento’s earlier work and it is such a shame when the idea is really good.

Grading: 5 out of 10.


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