The Lesser Evil (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lesser Evil (1998)




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In this drama, Missouri lumberman Derek reunites his high school pals -- lawyer George, priest Ivan, and police officer Frank -- who were all involved in past violent deaths and cover-ups. The film double-tracks their stories as it intercuts between past and present.


Critic Reviews for The Lesser Evil

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The overwrought performances of the adult actors and the overall staginess of their section keeps this thriller from truly thrilling.

January 3, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Lesser Evil


Apparently not a well-known movie. I happened upon this little gem on IFC the other day. It's a played out story of friends reuniting years later after a tragedy in their early days, except this was really well-done and interesting with a twist. The flashback story unfolds dramatically throughout the movie, as the tension and story build in current time. The twist was unpredictable, at least to me, and the back/forth in time was done without feeling chaotic and leading to confusion. Great acting by both sets of actors playing the younger and older roles provide the icing on the cake.

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