Slow Burn Reviews

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March 25, 2020
The cast, particularly Liotta, walks around with befuddled expressions on their faces, perhaps wondering what on earth they're doing in this movie and how they can find a new agent ASAP.
February 27, 2018
An unappealing big city neo-noir film.
December 3, 2007
Shelved for over a year, this incompetent mystery thriller stops periodically so some character or other can deliver an expository speech and pull the plot back on track, but by the end the story has turned into a hair ball.
August 29, 2007
A slow death.
July 24, 2007
The screenplay is riddled with so many problems, clichs, cheats, and borrowed ideas that the movie never takes off on a story level.
April 28, 2007
Barely flickers as a far-fetched urban tale of chameleon-like characters.
April 20, 2007
...the story is intriguing enough to hold our interest through all the film noir pretensions...
April 18, 2007
When a movie has been sitting around since 2003, why wouldn't you just throw it at the DVD shelf rather than subjecting big-screen audiences to it?
April 18, 2007
A strange, sprained, but sprightly fusion of The Usual Suspects and the Tragic Mulatto, Slow Burn wants badly to turn its standard neo-noir into a nuanced racial chiaroscuro.
April 18, 2007
Easy to understand why Slow Burn sat on the shelf for four years, but harder to understand why it didn't go straight to DVD or Showtime late night.
April 17, 2007
One wonders why Slow Burn wasn't just dumped completely.
April 17, 2007
Slow Burn tries to be smolder, but ultimately there's no heat.
April 16, 2007
The theme of racial confusion that attempts to underlie this would-be noirish murder mystery becomes just one more unintentionally hilarious aspect...
April 16, 2007
Deficiencies aside, Slow Burn is almost worth seeing.
April 16, 2007
If you have not figured out the identity of Luden by the finale, it will only be because you do not care.
April 16, 2007
The bigger problem is that for all the plot turns and reversals and flashes of action that Beach has structured into his film, there's an elusive extra something that's missing.
April 16, 2007
John Grisham meets The Usual Suspects by way of late-night Cinemax in this derivative thriller.
April 16, 2007
Writer-director Wayne Beach figures if you liked Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie's big climactic reversal, you'll love four of them in a row!
April 16, 2007
Nothing is what it seems -- unless it seems cheesy.
April 16, 2007
A lesson in how not to make a multiple-viewpoint mystery.
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