Slow Burn Reviews

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.
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.
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 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
Nothing is what it seems -- unless it seems cheesy.
April 16, 2007
A lesson in how not to make a multiple-viewpoint mystery.
April 16, 2007
It's not a brilliant movie. It's certainly not worth canceling any appointments to catch at the theater. But it's more than worth a quick look on cable, or even an impulsive rental.
April 16, 2007
Slow Burn is a wooden police thriller that is as dull as it is impenetrable and ultimately beyond ludicrous.
April 13, 2007
Has direct-to-video etched all over it.
April 13, 2007
Beach's storytelling tactics, much like the film as a whole, would simply be annoying if they weren't also borderline insulting.
April 12, 2007
[Director] Beach slams open the trap doors of false and real identity with such a frenzy that, even at the end, you're not sure who's who and what they did to whom. It's sloppy fun to watch while you're in the theater.
March 29, 2007
LL Cool J's ambition to make it sound as if he's "doin' it" with every syllable that comes out of his mouth works to campily put the fire out on the film's offensive pretense to race consciousness.