What’s it about?
Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
What did we think?
Andrew Danyals says: It’s to be expected that a franchise that has now spawned nine films to get a bit tired. Attracting big name actors such as Samuel L Jackson and Chris Rock would have appeared to be one way to freshen up the series, however it’s a shame the producers didn’t pay as much attention to the story. Clunky, heavy handed and cliched, Spiral isn’t really that interesting. Despite a timely message about police corruption, the predictability and pacing just highlights how much better this flick should have been. 4/10