Thr3e (2006)

Rated R. Our ratings: V-; L- ; S/N . Running time:

The heart is deceitful above all things,
and desperately corrupt; who can understand it?
Jeremiah 17:9

When a serial killer targets Kevin Parson (Marc Blucas), a seminary student with something hidden in his past, he gives him a set of coded instructions that Kevin must figure out in a hurry before a bomb goes off. Each time the unseen psychopath tells Kevin that he must confess or others will die. Jennifer Peters (Justine Waddell), an FBI profiler has more than a professional interest in helping Kevin. She lost her brother to the same killer. Samantha (Laura Jordan), his childhood sweetheart also lends a hand. Through flashbacks to his childhood it is apparent that Kevin had a relationship with the killer. His abusive stepmother Belinda Parson (Priscilla Barnes) also is involved.

Thr3e

This is one of three films (yes, count them, three—One Night With the King, already released; and The Sin Eater, a far better film due out soon) aimed at the church market by Fox Faith, a division of 20th century Fox. The actors are all fine, but the script leaves much to be desired, and I find it difficult to believe that many church folk will want to see a horror/thriller film, even though the gore level is low and there is some discussion of faith. The climax is intriguing, even though I guessed half of the outcome about two-thirds into the film.