Desperate Hours
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The Desperate Hours directed by Michael Cimino, is an attempt to remake the Humphrey Bogart classic of the same name with indifferent results. Bosworth (Mickey Rourke), a brutal criminal on the run with his partners, takes over a house occupied by an unhappily married couple Nora (Mimi Rogers) and Tim (Anthony Hopkins) and their young son and daughter. Bosworth has escaped from jail with the help of his defense attorney Nancy Breyers (Kelly Lynch). The film focuses on the interactions of the family and Bosworth as he plans his escape to Mexico. Cimino wastes little time in developing the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A fairly pointless remake..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Pales to original w/Bogie, but still tense"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A crackerjack hostage drama that's well directed by Michael Cimino, gorgeously shot by cinematographer Doug Milsome, and acted with fierce intensity by Rourke and Hopkins."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"hopkins cringing at rourke is absurd!"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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