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Critic Reviews for Cleaner
Low-energy and grindingly mediocre, it adds a whole new dimension to Harlin's wildly uneven oeuvre: tedium.
I did like the dynamic between Samuel L. Jackson and Keke Palmer. I'd like to see them play father and daughter in the better film.
A neatly contained crime whodunit with a nifty setup and an expert lead performance from Samuel L. Jackson.
Cleaner suffers from a distracting case of visual jitters and takes a CSI approach to fetishizing the messy nature of the human body.
Audience Reviews for Cleaner
Great cast. A crime scene cleaner gets intertwined in a cover up.
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris, Eva Mendes, Luis Guzmán, Keke Palmer, Christa Campbell, Ritchie Montgomery, Robert Forster, Peter Franzen
Director: Renny Harlin
Summary: After years as a detective, Tom Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) runs a business specializing in cleaning up crime scenes. But when he realizes his latest gig at a ritzy suburban house might have been a cover-up for a homicide, he must clean up the injustice. Our hygienic hero gets far more than he bargained for in director Renny Harlin's twisty crime thriller, co-starring Ed Harris as Carver's old partner and Eva Mendes as a grieving wife.
My Thoughts: "Original, interesting, and a suspenseful murder mystery. Most films with Samuel L. Jackson you see him kicking ass and being a loud personality. In this film he is a calm single father. Quite a switch from his usual films. I really enjoyed him in the movie. I also enjoyed the story, it being something I haven't seen before. Always great when there's a new concept that works. The twist is also good in this film. I really didn't see it going the way it did. Ed Harris and Samuel L. Jackson are great together in this movie, and I would really like to see them teamed up in another film. Keke Palmer also does a great job in this movie and her character really tugs at your heart strings. It was a great character driven mystery. Worth taking a look at."
Standard thriller with only one surprise or two but not much else. As soon as I saw Ed Harris come into play, I knew what was going to happen by the end. What elevates this film from terrible to just average is the performances by Samuel L. Jackson and Harris. Both are great in a pretty dull and pulse-less thriller.
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