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Palmetto (1997)

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29

Average Rating: 5.6/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 5

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Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 3,357

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Movie Info

When new evidence confirms that he was framed, reporter Harry Barber (Woody Harrelson) is released from prison after serving two years. He then goes on to demonstrate repeatedly that he is the dumbest, most masochistic noir hero since Adam ate the apple. His original plan, to leave Palmetto, is foiled when he runs into his girlfriend Nina (Gina Gershon), a successful sculptor who truly loves him. Unfortunately, he also runs into Rhea Malroux (Elisabeth Shue), a conniving femme fatale and wife of

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

E. Max Frye

Aug 4, 1998

Warner Home Video

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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (15) | Fresh (12) | Rotten (20) | DVD (3)

Shue, appearing uncomfortable and distracted and trying a bit too hard, comes off as more camp than vamp.

March 31, 2009 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

An unfairly bashed breath of fresh indie-style air.

July 21, 2004
Arizona Daily Star

Just an average neo-noir that's kinda fun to watch once on cable.

June 17, 2004
New Times

Decent twisty-turny thriller, but a lot of the twists don't make sense. Try to decipher it if you can.

July 14, 2003
About.com

Thematically-crippled. A half-hearted sultry gumshoe noir piece that will quickly fall by the wayside.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

Offers nothing new or even exciting to the genre.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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    1. Harry Barber: I'm worried, I'm very very worried!
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