"Can their awful and messy plan actually pay off?"
A brutally satisfying neo-noir crime thriller thats along the same lines as The Coen Brothers "Fargo" and Sam Raimi's "A Simple Plan". A dark, brutally violent and expertly crafted film that's ferocious in its intensity and explosively tough for the entire duration. An adrenaline fueled and pulse-pounding achievement that features a lethal cocktail of brute force energy and tremendously gritty neo-noir elements. Directed by Carl Franklin (Devil In A Blue Dress, Out Of time) One False Move has all of the elements of an old-school film noir, especially the signature uneasy feeling throughout the entire film, a great film noir continuously keeps the viewer on edge with a barrage of supremely uneasy feelings for the entire runtime which One False Move does quite well in fact. Its one of Carl Franklin's more authentic films, its packed with a tremendous amount of tension, high-octane suspense, raw firepower and white-knuckle hardcore hardboiled grit. Franklin and company deliver a searingly absorbing story of two psychotic murderers on the run from the law, its hair-raising, bone chilling, exceptionally dark and quite deranged. Definately well worth a look. A thrilling and extremely atmospheric early 90's neo-noir crime thriller thats effective and a complete knockout.
The cast is great featuring excellent performances from Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Jim Metzler, Michael Beach and Earl Billings.