Scorched (2003)



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A handful of disgruntled bank employees decide to stage a robbery, but with no plans of doing it together, in this comedy. Sheila (Alicia Silverstone) is a teller at a small town bank who reaches her breaking point when her boyfriend, Rick Becker (Joshua Leonard), who also happens to be her boss, breaks up with her after three years of stringing her along, both emotionally and professionally. In order to get revenge against Rick, Sheila decides to rob the bank, but come the night of the heist, … More

Rating: PG-13 (for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Max Wein, Joe Wein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 27, 2004
Neverland Films - Official Site



as Sheila Rilo

as Charles Merchant

as Loomis

as Cleatis, Cletis
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Critic Reviews for Scorched

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Screenwriter Joe Wein has smartly wired these three bizarre personal stories into a raucously satisfying triumph of good over evil.

June 3, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | December 31, 2003
Seattle Times
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The comedy is extremely broad and there's a slight air of desperation to the whole thing, as if the film is trying too hard to be quirky and likeable.

Full Review… | December 8, 2005

It feels completely pointless, despite some entertaining sequences and gifted performers.

Full Review… | October 2, 2003
Shadows on the Wall

The word 'quirky' should be stricken from the English language if Hollywood doesn't stop churning out comedic romps that try too hard.

Full Review… | June 3, 2003
Boxoffice Magazine

Full Review… | April 1, 2006
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Scorched

Shmally: You wanna jack with the ripper? 

"To break out... You gotta break in"

Although not as clever as it tries to be and not as funny as it needs to be Scorched is still pretty entertaining. In the end though, it's just not enough. The cast should be great, but only one character is all that interesting and that's Rachael Leigh Cook's. Every other character was either extremely dull or extremely over the top. 

This is the type of movie we get when a Tarantino wannabe think he finally has a great idea. It's pretty easy to tell throughout this movie that the written (Joe Wein) and the director(Gavin Grazer) think their material is pretty smart. In reality they fail to pull all the characters and their stories together. The movie has a few decent ideas, a few good scenes and a few good actors. But the movie ends up being a below average comedy.

Rachael Leigh Cook is a reason to watch this movie though. She's a decent actress who isn't in enough movies; so whenever I come across a movie with her in it, I'll normally watch it. Woody Harrelson is completely wasted throughout the whole movie. John Cleese's character is too over the top. The movie has a lot of problems. Most of which come from the writing.

Melvin White

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Fun in a PG13 kinda way. In other words, they got off way too easy.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer


This was an entertaining movie I thought. I always try to grasp at what the directors and Producers were trying to say in their creation of a movie. This one show's two seprit groups of people and their grasping to take what belongs to others so they can grasp that easy street that we all look for when buying a lottery ticket. It's really a funny movie and could also some up an inside cult of the worship of the sun my things I picked just in the songs that were chosen for this movie. I recommend this movie as a good entertaining movie and worth the watch.

Don F

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