The Little Things; Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who’s terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke’s past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.
The Little Things
This thriller suffers from somewhat jarring plot turns, some overcooked performances, and other flaws, but the sturdy, classical direction and Washington’s anguished performance make it worth seeing.
The Little Things is a 2021 thriller film directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto.
In the thriller The Little Things, Denzel Washington and Rami Malek pursue a serial killer as a police duo.
Complete plot and information about The Little Things
Deke (Denzel Washington) is a stale but talented sheriff of the country – but even though he’s from Kern County, as an investigator, he’s turned an eye on the little things: details that can crack a case. Baxter (Rami Malek), a Los Angeles-based detective, is assigned to his side. Together, the two policemen are given the task of grabbing a serial killer.
While Deke wrestles with a dark secret from his past, Baxter must try to keep him on track. Even if his partner develops an incredibly accurate sense of the perpetrator they are chasing, he does not take the rules very seriously. And that finally presents the younger one with a terrible dilemma.
Professionalism and empathy for the victims – a field of tension in which police officers move their professional lives and with which they have to come to terms, all the more so when, as here, it is about a perfidious and provocative serial offender.
The aged Denzel Washington and Rami Malek (with time I also got the Mercury out of my head) jerked together in an interesting way to companions in need: The final help by the last gift of fire really would not have needed. Successful crime entertainment that touched me.