Magazine February 22, 2021, Issue

The Little Things: An Old-School Whodunit

Denzel Washington in The Little Things (Warner Bros.)

The Little Things, which puts a heavy, weary-looking Denzel Washington on the trail of a serial murderer in sunny California, is the kind of medium-sized star vehicle that I’ve missed seeing since the pandemic changed moviegoing for the worse. You can still get plenty of intimate, artsy dramas beamed to your laptop and TV; you can’t get as many of the superhero spectaculars, but then again I don’t miss them very much. But the midcult commercial movie with a workhorse plot and a bunch of big-name stars doing their old familiar things was growing rarer even before the pandemic, and

This article appears as “Detective Denzel” in the February 22, 2021, print edition of National Review.

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