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Gunshy is one of those predictable movies whose ending defied prediction, which saved it from being rated a 1.5 star versus a 2.5 star feature (cable-generated). Petersen uses his CSI persona to deliver a Hemingwayish character and it fails miserably. The movie is saved from Petersen's flaws by Diane Lane and Michael Wincott who portray their characters believably. In spite of the off-screen and on-screen violence the movie does pull you into its plot and holds you there by virtue of a natural suspense and curiosity as to how the writer is going to get us all to the end. The ending is decidedly unpredictable, but in Hollywood style, also quite inconceivable. I give it 2 stars.
In an interesting twist on Born Yesterday a mob-type enforcer befriends a down-on-his-luck writer to help him and learn from him. There are definitely quite a few plot twists that kept things moving, but the direction was sadly lacking. I am a fan of William Petersen so I truly wanted to be engaged in this movie, to enjoy it, but it was just flat and two-dimensional. The acting was actually quite good and came through in spite of the poor directing, but it wasn't enough to carry the movie to the next level.
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