Monday, July 23, 2007

What I'm Watching: The Kill Point (Series Premiere)

The Kill Point: Parts 1 & 2 "Pilot, Parts 1 & 2" (B-)

This Spike TV hostage drama miniseries is certainly action-packed and entertaining. Donnie Wahlberg stars as a hostage negotiator bent on correcting everyone's grammar (not an endearing or sophisticated trait), and he is surrounded by a generally able and sufficient cast. Tobin Bell clocks in also as a powerful father of one of the hostages willing to do whatever it takes to get his daughter out alive. The idea is fun, execution pretty good, but the overall dialogue and writing needs work. The best thing about this show is John Leguizamo, who is excellent as the primary hostage taker, Mr. Wolf. I think I will tune in for the remaining installments.

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