Tuesday, June 14, 2011
(1980) The First Deadly Sin
Story adapted from a Lawrence Sanders novel about actor and singer Frank Sinatra (after a ten year old hiatas from films) stars as Sergent Edward looking for a serial killer who kills people unexpectedly by using a mountain pickaxe instrument! At the same time Faye Dunaway as his wife is in hospital bed recovering from sugery after a kidney gets removed!
Bad, amaterish full of plot holes which upon watching it is like the film is built around the Frank Sinatra persona whose playing a sergent! Dunaways talents are very wasted as she lies in bed with makeup on whose supposed to be getting well and has no relation to solving the random killings! I struggled very hard to watch this film and with every continued viewing, I end up falling asleep because they're crime and thriller movies which're more entertaining than this. The killer is immediately reveiled, and because he is deemed as a serial killer, other police stations don't seem to care as much as the Sinatra character, who don't compare notes and are more concerned with image than anything! It's supposed to be a poor reflection about how NYC used to treat it's citizens but it's very poor even at doing that as well! Theirs also supposed to be a race issue in brief social commentary as well in which if the person is white, he wouldn't be convicted or granted a warrant as much as a white Caucasion guy- this film is so boring, it's like reading a novel to be put to sleep!
1.5 out of 4