Slow Burn
Slow Burn (2007)

A big city district attorney with designs on the mayor's office attempts to sort the truth from the lies when his once-promising deputy becomes tangled in a complex murder plot in the feature directorial debut of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 24, 2007
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12%
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55%



Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With wooden acting and hammy, overheated dialogue, Slow Burn isn't so much a noir as it is a mediocre parody of one.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Shelved for over a year, this incompetent mystery thriller stops periodically so some character or other can deliver an expository speech and pull the plot back on track, but by the end the story has turned into a hair ball.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The bigger problem is that for all the plot turns and reversals and flashes of action that Beach has structured into his film, there's an elusive extra something that's missing.

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

A slow death.

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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

A strange, sprained, but sprightly fusion of The Usual Suspects and the Tragic Mulatto, Slow Burn wants badly to turn its standard neo-noir into a nuanced racial chiaroscuro.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

John Grisham meets The Usual Suspects by way of late-night Cinemax in this derivative thriller.

David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

The screenplay is riddled with so many problems, clichés, cheats, and borrowed ideas that the movie never takes off on a story level.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

If you have not figured out the identity of Luden by the finale, it will only be because you do not care.

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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

Writer-director Wayne Beach figures if you liked Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie's big climactic reversal, you'll love four of them in a row!

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Barely flickers as a far-fetched urban tale of chameleon-like characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Dean !
A pretty decent crime thriller with a strong cast. Not a lot of action but I thought it was a good story with some decent plot twists. In some elements it is… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Slow Burn," district attorney Ford Cole(Ray Liotta) is running for mayor on a record of being tough on organized crime with… More
Al S
A sizzeling, sexy and blistering crime thriller. Bursting with riveting and nail-biting twist and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat. The suspense… More
Jeff Boam
A fascinating failure, this stylish and noirish Rashomon meets The Usual Suspects ultimately proves to be gunpowder in a thimble, more Who-Done-What? than… More
Dann Michalski
Slow Burn is a clever and stylized crime drama. The story follows district attorney Ford Cole as he investigates an assault on his assistant Nora Timmer, but… More
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