A masterful blend of sardonic humour and savage torture.
A hunt for a paedophile killer propels two men – a cop and a bereaved father – into a bloody inquisition of the suspect whose reticence raises more questions than answers and whom the viewers come to sympathize with. Gripping screenplay and brilliant, unflappable acting make this flick deserving of a QT salute. The only on-screen death scene takes place shortly before the denouement and by any yardstick, could be one of the most blood-curdling scenes ever filmed. In short, BBW is a riveting trip even with all the torture and mayhem…and unexpected spurts of black humor.
My rating: ***1/2