In the Electric Mist
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A detective tracking a serial killer who preys on young women finds his investigation complicated by a glamorous Hollywood starlet and a ruthless crime kingpin in director Bertrand Tavernier's adaptation of the James Lee Burke novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead. Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski, and Tommy Lee Jones collaborate on the screenplay for the film, which stars Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Ned Beatty, and Tom Sizemore. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The whole gumbo lacks real zing."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"An excellent thriller that shouldn't go overlooked by fans of the genre."
‑ David Cornelius,
"It's a complex web of story in this film, but hardly hard to follow."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A good film from an accomplished director but one that is well down the list of his finest achievements."
‑ Simon Foster,
"The film's atmosphere is so potent and the characters so richly drawn that we can forgive a few odd connections and coincidences."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Even though the film meanders a bit, the skilful direction and camerawork combine with strong acting to create an engaging, insinuating thriller"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Tavernier captures the moody, misty Louisiana atmosphere and has a low-key, slow pace that fits the energy of the sticky South."
‑ Craig Phillips, GreenCine
"Even the main plot itself turns out to be mostly a loss, largely forgotten by the time we wrap things up in the end."
‑ Christopher Null,
"There are too many subplots going on to make it work other than as a mildly intriguing curiosity."
‑ Richard Mowe, Boxoffice Magazine
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