The Little Things (2021)

The Little Things (2021)

The Little Things (2021)

Denzel Washington and Rami Malek are two cops tracking down a serial killer in this crime thriller written and directed by John Lee Hancock (The Highwaymen). Co-stars Oscar-winner Jared Leto as the prime suspect.

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city. Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter (Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the killer, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

2021Rating: M, Violence, offensive language & nudity128 minsUSA
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The Little Things (2021) / Reviews

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In case you've never seen a crime thriller about guilt and obsession before, here's another one.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

To enjoy the film on its own cookie-cutter terms depends on finding pleasure, guilty or otherwise, in tropes recycled with total straight-faced conviction.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Pulpy and ridiculous and requires some major suspension of belief...

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There are little things here that work but the big problems are impossible to ignore.

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USA Today

USA Today

A 1990s crime thriller that's been sitting on a shelf for 20 or so years. Honestly, it probably should have stayed there.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

It's hard to shake the feeling that it's added up to, well, nothing.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A slow-burn mood piece more consumed with character and smolder, perhaps, than in the payoff of its central mystery.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A throwback thriller which brings nothing new to a crowded genre, and has little to say along the way.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Simultaneously pleasurable and a bit unsettling, in both the good and bad senses of that word.

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