Slow Burn (2000)

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Greed and obsession fuel a deadly showdown in this thriller. When Trina (Minnie Driver) was a girl, her mother and father were determined to find a fortune in diamonds that had supposedly been buried in the desert in Mexico many years before. Now that her parents have passed on, Trina has inherited their obsession, and continues to search for the stones against the advice of Frank (Stuart Wilson), a geologist and longtime friend of the family. But Trina is not about to give up, and when she discovers that a pair of escaped convicts (James Spader and Josh Brolin) have happened upon the diamonds, she is grimly determined to steal the jewels from the fugitives. Incidentally, Slow Burn features characters named Frank Norris and Paulina McTeague, apparent references to Erich Von Stroheim's Greed, which also deals with thieves trying to outwit each other in the desert, and was based on the novel McTeague by Frank Norris.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Artisan Entertainment

Cast

Minnie Driver
as Trina McTeague
Josh Brolin
as Duster
James Spader
as Marcus
Stuart Wilson
as Frank Norris
Jennifer Ann Evans
as Paulina McTeague
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Critic Reviews for Slow Burn

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Audience Reviews for Slow Burn

½

Even the talented Minnie Driver can't save this one, and she does do a decent job with her role. It is hopelessly slow moving, I was never drawn into the characters, I just didn't care about them or what happened to them. Good photography though.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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