Kiwi star Karl Urban’s latest film mocked by critics – NZ Herald

Karl Urban’s latest movie is poised to join a rarefied but undesirable Hollywood club.

The Kiwi stars in Hangman alongside Al Pacino and Brittany Snow.

Despite the lure of Oscar winner Pacino, the movie had yesterday earned a 0 per cent rating on critics aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.

Urban, who is on screen in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, plays a criminal profiler who teams up with Pacino’s veteran homicide detective to catch a serial killer terrorising a city with a macabre version of the children’s game hangman.

A critic for the Village Voice said: “You may not take a single frame of this movie seriously, especially whenever Pacino is shuffling around, waving a gun and talking like he’s desperately in need of a mint julep.”

Film critic Mark Dujsik lampooned the feature as “dull, dumb, and overly familiar”.

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