The Poison Rose (2019) - Drama, Thriller

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Inspired by classic film noir, Carson Phillips, an ex-football star turned PI, has a soft spot for a lady in distress.

IMDB: 4.5
Director: Francesco Cinquemani
Stars: undefined, John Travolta
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 25 out of 85 found boring (29.41%)

One-line Reviews (59)

Predictable but entertaining.

Very entertaining movie with a great all star cast.

But the film came up short of the stylish Lynch in a predictable, by-the-numbers neo-noir film.

This is a waste of time.

Even with a twist, it's predictable.

Too many confusing scene.

Too slow!

A waste of time .

Terrible movie but absolutely worth watching for Brendan Fraser.

Quite intriguing standard Maltese Falcon/Raymond Chandler style to begin with light tinges of Get Shorty and Pulp Fiction thrown in.

Travolta and Freeman on an stunning combination.

Weak and predictable storyline.

Its not mysterious, well written, interesting or entertaining.

Definitely another stereotyped cliche) , driving all the way from the LaLaLand to the Texas town where he was born and raised, there were already too many cliches to be digested by me.

Right from the get go with it's poor editing and cliche'd filled madness it's a no brainer the film needs to go in the nearest bin!

This is as Cliché'd as Cliché can be.

I like the slow pace of the movie.

The story is actually quite engaging and suspenseful.

It has no mastermind plot or anything, it's just an entertaining investigation that unfolds.

I enjoyed it.

Hey Redford, there are stories to be told about that part of America immersed in opioids and self hate; Hillary hate and conspiracy theories and love of guns.

The movie ticks along pretty well, and it has a pretty decent cast, but it can get pretty predictable, and some bits are laugh out loud, although probably unintended.

Very enjoyable compared to all the rubbish Hollywood now brings out.

private eye, Carson Phillips, who is dragged back to his home town on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Boring, predictable, boring, laughable, and boring again.

Total waste of my time and too bad since some good actors were in it.

Despite several clunky scenes and some predictability in the storyline, it was an entertaining 2 hours, thanks in part to Brendan Fraser's hysterical performance and classic Morgan Freeman.

That, I have to say, is the #3 GiveMeABreak cliche.

The worst movie of 2019 and probably the worst movie any of the actors have been involved with.


OMG -- One of the all time worst movies ever.

One of the worst movies released in 2019 .

it's a slow burn with an interesting story.

After seeing Morgan Freeman and Travolta together on the poster, I watched the film but I gotta say it's just monotonous, cliché and disappointing.

Entire film slow like hell!

An interesting and exciting film.

The entire movie was as predictable as going to the bunny ranch.

Famke Janssen struggles with her part and adds to the slowness and boredom of the film.

a..its a boring flick, i smiled at 2 occasions, and its neither dramatic or thrilling, and the shootouts are so bonanza like that tuscon city took his tux-on and took hi ho silver to bed.

It's an entertaining film-noir type of the 1940s.

Set to be released in May of this year, it's an uneventful, paperweight film noir that was directed by three people (the most notable being Midnight Run scribe, George Gallo).

This movie is so boring no thriller no action no drama even no good acting they were just there taking a paycheck and showing up the worst a movie can be is boring the director didn't use the talent he got on board and the script is so bad

Travolta's persona is amazing and his slow pace, sarcastic, character sets this movie's style and rhythm.

What a waste of time .

I generally ignore reviews as I want to judge for myself but don't waste your time with this film .

Bored to death!

Boring .

The film is a complete dermis, no plot, just a set of stamps, the reason for making Freeman and Travolta.

Another intriguing character is Morgan Freeman's "Doc," a local godfather controlling all facets of business in the small Texas beach town.

Don't waste your time.

Don't waste your time.

Too slow, too predictable .

its a film about a small time private detective that sets out on a mission to find a little ol lady in a dull texas gulf coast town, and as three is a lucky number it is his beloved town where he was born and raised 20 years everybody is so happy to see him and shadows or shadows away from him, as he is like good old colombo, making people dizzy and frustratedby the talk and walk as an intrusive threat.

don't waste your time.

Bad plot, poor writing, too much exposition, multiple unbelievable gun shoot-outs, no humor, little drama, and a predictable plot/next scene.

Worst movie ever .

Entertaining alternative to typical Hollywood .

Instead,what you get is a ponderous, rambling, predictable affair that's never does anything to make it more than "of the moment" viewing.

While this movie has a great cast, there's nothing to show for it, totally lacklustre, and uninteresting.