The Prophet's Game Reviews
(1999) The Prophet's Game
THRILLER/ HORROR/ SUPENSE MYSTERY
At the first few minutes has father-in-law forbidding a young boy and his little sister from playing an offensive board game called "the Prophet's Game", and rips up a bunch of celebrity pictures. It is then the present time, and homicide detective Vincent Swan(Dennis Hopper) is forced for an early retirement for it has something to with the Prophet's Game serial killings in which he purposely killed the person thought to have killed his daughter. Calls then come back to haunt him telling him that he's going to go on a killing spree with clues and if he fails this person is going to dismember some well known people. The boss Walter (played by Joe Penny who was the star of a show called "Riptide") of this new homicide group thinks that Swan is still somewhat connected while he has only one cop who doesn't think he's nuts who is Homicide Francis Aldobrandi played by Stephanie Zimbalist who once made a name for herself by playing detective in the syndicated show "Remington Steele". Meanwhile, the Prophet's Game is being played on-line for viewers are oblivious how that came about for it's just is and stalking a particular student of a university. Both the student and Swan are eventually going to team up to catch the killer.
After the revelation toward the end, the movie still didn't make any sense since police man are supposed to help each other rather than fight against one another. Also, viewers are still oblivious how a single person are able to get away for such a long time, for we are still oblivious about the killer's motivations for doing the killings in the first place.
2 out of 4 stars