The Minus Man – 4 stars

A sweet serial killer film, if such a thing is possible. Owen Wilson plays a drifter who poisons his victims. He is a gentle soul with a horrific secret, a man-child who comes into the lives of several characters in pain (in particular, Mercedes Ruehl and Brian Cox playing parents grieving the departure of what appaers to be their teenage daughter) and provides them what appears ito be support, all the while practicing his craft.

This is an offbeat, even sleepy picture, wholly reliant on Wilson’s quirky, dream-like performance, which I found riveting.

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