The Little Things Review

By RodneyHatfieldJr for Reviews

What do you get when you put 3 Oscar winners together? You get a compelling story that not just leads, but drops you down the rabbit hole. I wanted to just talk about every spoiler in the movie. But then I thought, the story and acting are too good to tell you what is happening. Really if you wanted to know what happens in the movie, just hit up Wiki. 


To keep the storyline and all the twists and turns hidden, I will use the official synopsis for The Little Things:

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon (Washington) is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a killer who is terrorizing the city.  Leading the hunt, L.A. Sheriff Department Sergeant Jim Baxter(Malek), impressed with Deke’s cop instincts, unofficially engages his help. But as they track the suspect serial killer Albert Sparma (Leto), Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case. 


Clocking in at 217 minutes, I didn’t once look at my watch. The story held my interest, from a slow burn to a raging fire at the end. The story is tight, the acting is stellar, and the scenes are expertly shot.  I know some people did not like the film, but I felt it shares an emotion that Washington and Malek's characters felt. Plus I liked the 1990s setting of it. But honestly, it’s a serial killer movie. It doesn’t matter what time period it happens in. And Leto is his usual freaky character. This time he plays an oddball with long, greasy-hair who gets sexually aroused by crime scene photos. The dude is weird but it works.


The Little Things has an R rating for violent/disturbing images, language, and full nudity. Cast: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Natalie Morales, Chris Bauer, Michael Hyatt. Available in theaters (where they are open) and on HBO Max.

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