Los Angeles Times - 08/27/2004
"SUSPECT ZERO unfolds with refreshing clarity..."
This haunting psychological thriller finds FBI agent Thomas Mackelway (Aaron Eckhart) newly transferred to the Albuquerque office from Dallas after the botched arrest of his personal nemesis results in his demotion. Suffering from migraines and tormented by his memories and his dreams, Mackelway is immediately assigned to investigate the murder of a traveling salesman. Soon, he is investigating three similar murders and receiving mysterious faxes and notes from the killer, a former government agent named Benjamin O'Ryan (Ben Kingsley). O'Ryan was part of an elite squad that was trained in remote viewing. Able to tune into the sights, sounds, and feelings of victims and killers, O'Ryan enters a trancelike state and draws the gruesome scenes that lead him to the crime and the killer. Unfortunately, he is unable to turn this ability off, and has slowly been going mad and taking justice into his own hands. Thinking he's found a kindred spirit in Mackelway, O'Ryan pulls him deeper into the hunt for "Suspect Zero," the ultimate killer. This feature from director E. Elias Merhige (SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE) also stars Carrie-Ann Moss as Mackelway's partner, who tries to keep Mackelway from going over the edge.