A Murder of Crows (1998) - Action, Crime, Thriller

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A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Rowdy Herrington
Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger
Length: 102 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 77 found boring (11.68%)

One-line Reviews (39)

It's not very involving, the acting defines ordinary, and the big mystery is just contrived to keep things moving.

V Movie, it has some decent suspense once in a while, unfortunately like most Grisham feel type movies, it has quite a few dull moments.

Director Rowdy Herrington had a good idea for a film but turned it into a snorefest with a few interesting scenes.

I guess in the end it is Cuba Gooding Jr. who really makes it worth watching.

Actually, that would probably be more exciting than this movie.

Pedestrian, predictable and uninspired .

It was long, drawn out, dull, uninspired, and lacked even a semblance of credibility.

Writing a summary is a waste of time, read the comment.

Contrived but entertaining mystery .

Moral questions abound in this film, and the suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat.

his performance as Clifford Dubose is just plain dull and unmoving.

It's fast paced and well directed by Rowdy Herrington, who's really a director to look for (made another little known James Spader flick that's very good as well).

At this point the movie's been going on for some time and I'm completely bored.

Pedestrian, average, predictable, uninspired and badly acted; that about sums up 'A Murder of Crows'.

Gooding's character is confusing, as he shows sufficient principal to get disbarred for the right, moral reasons & then turns around & pulls a Faust, selling his soul for someone else's material (book).

However this still manages to be entertaining because it has a certain energy that manages to force the daftness out of mind.

Mark Pellegrino's character has many twists and turns, which were neat to see, I liked his scenes with Cuba Gooding they were somewhat intense.

The script is SO predictable from the beginning til the very end.

This is a very good and thrilling film.

This was an entertaining, slight film, to watch on TV on a Friday night.

Although I can't really see it as an original or strong movie, it is enjoyable and entertaining enough to spend 1.5 hours on it.

This is a devilishly clever picture full of interesting twists and unexpected developments.

Well acted, but too routine and bland for my liking.

All is being told in a slow pace, and the director and actors seem to have become that bored during the making of the film, that their discomfort is passed to the unlucky viewer as well.

Even the bad guy and his motivations are dull and predictable!!!

A Murder of Crows is a suspenseful and thoroughly entertaining thriller that deserves to be better known.

Predictable but Enjoyable .

Great script, Good acting, Smart twist, .. One Enjoyable Movie.

Sometimes a film is so well written, that even though you know what's coming, you're still on the edge of your seat.

Incredibly bad movie, one of the dullest I've seen this year.

Really it is just another daffy law thriller in the mould of Grisham and the ending manages to be both clever, exciting and disappointedly lame – all in one 5 minute spell!

The premise was really interesting, and overall I enjoyed it, with some major reservations.

A Murder of Crows proves that you don't need a big budget, with huge special effects, in order to make an extremely entertaining film.

I would consider to say that even though it starts out slow, it is one of many suspense films I am glad to have seen.

So while I can't in good conscience recommend this cliched dreck, if you're bored out of your mind and don't have anything else to do, maybe it prevents an unnecessary suicide, or at the very least, drinking yourself into a drunken stupor.

The cinematography was pathetic, the kind of thing you see on Neighbours during a boring lunch hour.

However, the old man mysteriously dies before he can return the book to him, and that's when he does something completely unexpected and decides to publish it as his own.

This was a suspenseful and grippng tale that was well written and the actors did a great job, especially Mark Pellegrino in his role(s) as an old man, a cop, a teacher, and a psycopath.

A movie with twists like this is always enjoyable to see, although it had enough weaknesses to make me pause and take note.