China Moon
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China Moon is a slick noir thriller, nice to look at, well-acted and directed, but ultimately predictable, even to its "surprise" ending. Kyle Bodine (Ed Harris) falls in love with Rachel Munro (Madeleine Stowe), the unhappily married wife of a drunken Southern aristocrat Rupert (Charles Dance). One night, tired of his beatings and abuse, Rachel kills Rupert, apparently in self-defense. Kyle helps her cover-up the crime and establish an alibi. However, Kyle's young partner Lamar (Benecio Del Toro) suspects Rachel of the murder and begins an investigation. In fairly predictable… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ed Harris as the fall guy is good and the visuals of this film noir are impressive nut the narrative is severely flawed."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The film's saving grace is in the emotionally impactful performance by Ed Harris."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A welcome return to the classy thrillers of yesteryear"
‑ Clint Morris, Mediasharx
"Film noir about a person caught in a slow dance with danger and death."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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