The Craigslist Killer

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"Be Careful What You Search For."
  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.0  (5,339)

The Craigslist Killer is a 2011 American crime drama movie that is based on the true story of the infamous Philip Markoff. The movie follows the main character, Philip Markoff (Jake McDorman), a handsome and intelligent medical student who leads a double life as a sexual predator and killer. Philip Markoff has a picture-perfect life with his fiancee, Megan McAllister (Agnes Bruckner), and dreams of a successful medical career. However, his inner turmoil and violent tendencies lead him into the dark underbelly of the internet, where he searches for victims on Craigslist. As his crime spree escalates, with women falling prey to his charm and trapping them in his web of torture, the police and the FBI race against time to bring him to justice.

Detective Bennett (Joshua Close) of the Boston police department leads the investigation and tries to piece together the clues to catch the Craigslist Killer. As the body count rises and the public becomes increasingly aware of the murders, Philip Markoff struggles to maintain his normal life, but his secret begins to unravel, threatening to destroy everything and everyone he cares about.

The Craigslist Killer is a gripping and disturbing movie that delves into the mind of a violent predator, showing how even the most seemingly normal person can be capable of unspeakable acts. The movie explores the dark side of the internet and technology, highlighting how it can be used for evil purposes, and how our perceptions of people can be so very wrong.

The movie is well directed by Stephen Kay, who captures the essence of the story with eerie shots of Boston and Philip's secret life. The acting is top-notch, particularly from Jake McDorman, who portrays Philip as both charming and frightening, and Agnes Bruckner, who shows the toll that the investigation takes on Megan's life.

Overall, The Craigslist Killer is a chilling and thought-provoking movie that stays true to the real-life events that inspired it. It explores the complexities of human nature and the thin line between sanity and madness, showing how easy it can be to lose control and slip into a life of darkness. This movie is not for the faint of heart and may leave you with a sense of unease for weeks after watching it.

The Craigslist Killer is a 2011 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    5.0  (5,339)