• The Minus Man (1999)

The Minus Man

Release Date: September 24th, 1999

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2001

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Aimless Vann Siegert (Owen Wilson) takes a bizarre turn in life and becomes a serial killer, tracking down the miserable, the self-destructive and those who otherwise seem willing to die. His first victim is wretched junkie Casper (Sheryl Crow). After disposing of her body, Siegert rents a room from turbulent couple Jane and Doug Durwin (Mercedes Ruehl, Brian Cox). From there, Siegert plots his murders, gets work at the post office and falls deeper and deeper into a psychotic haze.

Cast: Owen Wilson, Brian Cox, Mercedes Ruehl, Janeane Garofalo, Dwight Yoakam, Dennis Haysbert, Sheryl Crow, Eric Mabius

Director: Hampton Fancher

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Shooting Gallery

Keywords: Husband, Girlfriend, Dark, Investigation, Temptation, 1990s, Bar, Fall, Car, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    The sly and subtle Minus Man is a wicked little sidewinder of a black comedy. show more

  • 63
    Michael AtkinsonMr. Showbiz

    It's a drab, familiar story with no oomph (and less humor than you'd think), and it's inconsistent. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Low-key, understated style. The suspense beats away underneath. show more

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