Slow Burn (2005) - Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

91

Hohummer

A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

IMDB: 5.8
Director: Wayne Beach
Stars: Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 28 found boring (32.14%)

One-line Reviews (25)

a bit messy but altogether intriguing .

The story just became plodding.

The characters are intriguing, capable of creating empathy and suspension of disbelief.

So yes.. worth the watch, then again anything with her in it.. I'll watch.

I rented this on New Year's Eve to counter the boredom of Bowl games, and found the movie to be surprisingly good.

I enjoyed it and have watched it 3 times.

Eventually, the twist-and-turn plotting leads to so much incoherence and confusion that you might well wonder if the filmmakers themselves understood what it was they were doing.

In fact, it was stupid because it committed the ultimate sin for making a movie - it bored the hell out of its audience, and an audience that includes some "smart people" who can figure things out.

A story worth watching and something that isn't truly a happy ending - like so many tv shows are.

Ray Liotta is at his serious, intense best.

The whole thing revolves around something that's going to happen at 5 AM and, believe it or not, the confusion over whether Norah is a white woman pretending to be black or a black woman who can pass for white.

Its boring, frustrating, and tedious.

The whole thing wraps up in the extremely rare quintuple twist which is so empty, superficial and stupid that it demonstrates why only morons think they can slap 5 plot twists on the end of their film.

(Check out the online musical tribute to her - breathtaking photos.

There are so many twists and turns that it becomes confusing at points but it all adds up to the ending which relieves your confusion.

Writer/director Wayne Beach is so caught up in his own supposed cleverness that he forgets some basic elements of storytelling, resulting in a film that will bore the pants off you.

There are some movies that if you do not just hand feed the audience, they assume that it is boring.

However, the movie basically bored and confused me simultaneously.

We are falling asleep because the film simply doesn't have any action to move it forward.

Plot reversals and action flashes look like a fusion of "The Usual Suspects" and Hollywoood legal thrillers, besides this political/Court story also handles themes of racial confusion and conflicts.

Oh well, don't waste your time, watch the Usual Suspects for a decent movie with a good plot.

I just watched this movie today and i did like it however it did have many twist that were a little confusing to me and the ending well I did not see that ending

There was a compelling and believable storyline (think of "Body Heat" set in a contemporary northeastern city instead of lazy Miami), it was well acted and a real thriller.

Difficult to follow story with many twists and turns difficult to believe.

To start with, there's something inherently self-defeating and pointless in constructing a narrative from two widely conflicting viewpoints - a la "Rashomon" - when one of the supposed eyewitnesses is already dead and, thus, unable to personally relate his side of the story.