A Murder of Crows
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MURDER revolves around a disbarred lawyer who scams his way into a success, but, through a devious plot twist, becomes the main suspect in a string of brilliant homicides. The script by Herrington is absolutely involving. It's detailed, well paced, and very smart. Despite a few goofy or cheesy lines, which are pretty much due to bad acting in certain parts, the script is solid.
The direction is as haunting as it should be in this type of film and Herrington really turns up the suspense. His slow shots or disoriated handhelds are in the right places, and it only adds to the tenseness of the story.
Cuba Gooding Jr. is completely fascinating in this role. He gets into it all the way and makes you believe him, even in the most incredible scenes. Tom Berrenger, however, does not fare as well. Even though he proved in the past that he was a decent actor, he slips a bit, and some of his lines are given like he was reading them off of cue cards. However, he's good enough that it doesn't distract from anything else, and in some scenes, he's excellent. The supporting cast, including Marianne Jean Baptiste and Eric Stoltz, is very good and only adds to the film. Stoltz is smarmy and oozes charisma and Baptiste has a very soothing, sweet, grandmother-type air about her. They are the best they could be.
Overall, A MURDER OF CROWS is a highly overlooked film that should be scene by lovers of suspense. The guessing game that is involved throughout the story doesn't make you feel stupid, but it doesn't give much away either.
I returned it for a replacement and got the same problem with the replacement. It seems that Lions Gate Entertainment had a production flaw. The spine of the Widescreen version of the DVD has the number "7265" on it (its UPC is "6-58149-72652-9") and a bluish black & white picture of Cuba Gooding & Tom Berenger on its cover. The DVD that came inside this cover has (on its nonplay side) the number "7265" on the right side of its brown label; however, if you look closely near the spindle hole (on the play side of the DVD) it has the number "ST7266D" on it. "7266" is the number of the Fullscreen/Nonspecial feature version.
Therefore, they labeled the Fullscreen version as if it were the Widescreen version and are being inaccurately sold as such. I contacted Lions Gate's Forum about this problem and they never responded.
Cuba Gooding, Jr. has been in dozens of movies and has been an outstanding actor. Writer/Director Rowdy Herrington has also written STRIKING DISTANCE and ROAD HOUSE, both action flicks known for cunning little plotting loops. Although only in the movie for a short time and never completely living up to his past potential, Tom Berenger plays the NOPD homicide cop that chases Lawson down.Read more ›
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What a great movie. No idea why I hadn't heard of it before.
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it is really good movie that almost no one knows about, suspenseful and unpredictable is what i would call it. i watch it once a year and it good everytime.Published 3 months ago by Mr. Borucki
It was a very good movie .Pretty suspenseful and some good twist and turns .I just wish that they would have shown what happened to the girlfriend especially since it seemed like... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeff Cooper
I LOOK AT FILMS FROM SEVERAL POINTS OF VIEW . EXCITING ACTORS, GOOD SCRIPTS, PROVEN DIRECTOR , FILM LOCATION IF PART OF PLOT ,SOUND TRACK AND SO ON. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jf
Strong, positive message about being a lawyer verses moral values of right and wrong.Published 5 months ago by Greta Turner
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