Palmetto (1997)

Things don't go well for Harry; after being set up and put in prison for two years, he meets Rhea who offers him a job in the fake kidnapping of her daughter. Harry goes along with this, but the daughter ends up dead.

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1997
DVD Release Date: August 4, 1998
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Mike Clark
USA Today

It's indicative of how crazy matters get when ex-journalist Harrelson gets hired to run the police press office as his caper disintegrates.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Just an average neo-noir that's kinda fun to watch once on cable.

Glenn Slavin
Film Journal International

Offers nothing new or even exciting to the genre.

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Michael Dequina

Shue, appearing uncomfortable and distracted and trying a bit too hard, comes off as more camp than vamp.

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Fred Topel

Decent twisty-turny thriller, but a lot of the twists don't make sense. Try to decipher it if you can.

Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

An unfairly bashed breath of fresh indie-style air.

Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

Thematically-crippled. A half-hearted sultry gumshoe noir piece that will quickly fall by the wayside.

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