Reviewed byfiera121Vote: 5/10/10
I tend to agree with most other reviewers on this page that this movie'splot was predictable, but I stop short of calling it boring. Yes, there arelots of mediocre cop movies out there about good cops that get toopersonally involved in a homicide case and get kicked off the case by theirsuperior, then continue to investigate on their own. But this one has asomewhat new twist in that the killer seems to be a man who's already beenexecuted for similar crimes. Another new twist is that his latest choice ofvictims are the jurors who voted to execute him. These two new twists keepthe movie from being overly predictable, and keep it entertaining. However, I think the script should have kept secret until the end whether or not thekiller is actually the executed man or not; the answer is revealed early inthe film, and I think they should have made use of the suspense theywould've generated by not telling us so soon. All in all, this is not agreat movie, but it's not a total waste of time.
Reviewed byacearmsVote: 5/10/10
Okay, if you fast forward through the chase scenes and the sex scenes youwill have about 20 minutes to watch. The plot is there but it takes 70extraminutes to complete it. The idea that you can revive a dead man executedbythe state in a gas chamber is still sci-fi. Too many holes to be anenjoyable experience. Be glad you didn't rush out to the nearest videostore to rent this one.
Reviewed byFalcon-51Vote: 3/10/10
"Blowback" is like every other bad cop movie ever made. First you have ahomicide detective searching for the truth behind some bizarre murders.Second the detective is kicked off the case by the Chief of Police. Thirdthe cop breaks department rules and tries to solve the case on his ownanyway. Fourth someone the cop loves becomes the final target for thepsychotic killer. The only difference in this film is the type of psycho.Inthis case it is some religious lunatic. To truly experience "Blowback" youtake all the above mentioned elements remove any trace of good acting andtake away anything unsuspected and you have this movie.
Mario Van Peebles hasn't done anything halfway decent since "Posse" and itseems like such a waste. There is no reason for anyone to sit through thismovie. If you are still not satisfied and want to see the film anyway makesure the kids are out of the room because there are two separate parts ofthe film which contain half naked women tied to crosses and beingthreatenedwith nail guns.
Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture. Whitman was tried and sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group who want to make him an assassin, however, Whitman escapes and decides to get back at the people who tried to stop his mission, the jury, the judge, the district attorney, who's Morrell's ex-wife. Morrell recognizes the killings as Whitman's style but how could it be when he's dead. The man who recruited Whitman posing as an FBI agent claims that they are looking for a copy cat but Morrell finds it hard to believe that it could no one other than Whitman.