As far as true to life serial murderer film go, this one regarding Alaskan executioner Robert Hansen has a fine cast and an attractive story. Unluckily, this movie was not that properly written and directed. The camera work was not that good. There had been too much work in the night or in the dark with bumpy close up shots of the public, much better when there were panoramic shots in Alaska. A lot of time was used up on casualty who got away Cindy Paulson's (Hudgens) anguish. Having her rush away for protection, a lot of times got annoyed. Seemed not real and artificial for dramatic result and stained the believability of the film. Her running off from Hansen was split and messed up. The film plot should have been informed in a more chronological way for full collision. The flashbacks were not distinguished well from the existing scenes so it felt puzzling in a pointless way.
The film does not examine the serial murderer dealings, the upbringing, or trying to give details with the outstanding inspection of the police. Most of the unhelpful evaluations I have studied are points on their deficiencies, but this is simply a crime novel and it did what they need to do: it excites you, from the start up to the ending part. Thinking what is being planned usually as a crime film, this is really worth watching and it is really enjoyable.