The ever so boring Claire Danes plays the role of a young female replacement named Allison that has been partnered up with the soon to be retired Agent Babbage. The two agents are as different as two individuals can be thus resulting in expected character conflict. It is not until Ms. Allison realizes that perverts are permanently fucked up people that she loses her naïve leftist idealism. She almost becomes the victim of a pornographer that likes to take pictures of amputated and decomposing body parts.
The Flock is a fairly tame film for it’s subject matter. It doesn’t glorify the grotesque as David Fincher’s overrated serial killer film Se7en does. It also lacks the psychological “depth” of say The Silence of the Lambs. After all, any film featuring Richard Gere can’t be taken too seriously. Mr. Gere hasn't been involved in such a “dark” film moment as The Flock since his friend committed suicide in An Officer and a Gentlemen.
The Flock is easily comparable to any good television show about cops that have to deal with unpredictable deranged individuals. The Flock is a splendid film to watch after eating a cup of strawberry yogurt and a bowl of old bay seasoned Tuna Fish. Serious and action packed melodrama is not to be expected with The Flock. Any film featuring the death of a chipped tooth Avril Lavigne is at least worth a leisurely viewing.