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This unusual film follows the unhinged Heinz (John Turturro), a rapist who has been released from prison, as he attempts to court Linda (Jodie Foster), a young woman whom he previously attacked. Coming to Linda's aid is Jamie (Todd Graff), her disabled boyfriend, while Harry (Tim Robbins), her protector from the earlier incident, is preoccupied with joining the civil rights movement. As Heinz' behavior grows increasingly bizarre, the offbeat tale moves towards its dramatic conclusion.

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Critic Reviews for Five Corners

All Critics (9) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (2)

Audience Reviews for Five Corners

  • Aug 09, 2012
    When the man who tried to rape her is released from prison, a woman elicits the help of a man who has sworn off violence. This is how not to do exposition. Three different characters tells the same story about what happened before the film's events, and this isn't like Rashomon in which the characters' stories differ. Then, we have a tangential murder of a schoolteacher, which is a plot line that falls through the cracks until the deus ex machina, and four other characters who go on a date. The basic point is this: the story, penned by John Patrick Shanley, is a mess. John Turturro plays a great street tough, and he brings humanity to a role that requires him to do inhuman things - often without explanation. I also like Tim Robbins's performance even though his character is inconsistent. Overall, I think this film is about violence and responsible responses to it, but it's hard to tell because of all the bad writing.
    Jim H Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2011
    I don't know who said that this was a comedy. Hands down, the most disturbing John Turturro role I've ever seen. I dare you to compare. Watch it for free online.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2010
    A true hidden gem. I don't think I have heard a soul talk about this film but it is truly a good one. A great performance by Turturro..truly frightening.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 01, 2009
    A strange film. I kind of liked it. Good acting, especially in an early role by John Turturro. Excellent acting by the penguins too. Quirky, unconnected stories that connect up in the end. Kind of.
    Lesley N Super Reviewer

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