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.
This is not Cuba Gooding's fault for this unexciting ,unthrilling film. This actor director combo have failed a few times before.The premise is not new. A winning criminal attorney reevaluates his successes in the courtroom and decides he can no longer defend the guilty. This happens in the middle of a case and forces a mistrial much to the dismay of his client.UH OH ! After being forced to leave his practice of law he takes a long vacation to write a book. From this point on The movie dropped off. There was no tension where tension should have been building .
Even an actor of Cuba G. Track record (mostly good) can't add any life to what becomes a very predictable film. Even the twist at the end just doesn't fit. The twist is such an important part of this film and it seemed so forced to make it work. The script seemed to be written scene by scene during the filming( at least the dialogue appeared that way). Oddly , the supporting cast (especially Eric Stoltz once again playing a slime ball)are terrific actors. They too can not add the energy needed to bring this film to life. I ordered this film for two reasons. I liked the cast and the suspense genre (created by a courtroom lawyer who creates his own mystery). The actors seem to be going through the motions of trying to give a good performance but seemed so limited by a not very exciting script.The plot is good but the script fails to keep the plot suspenseful.Read more ›
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I REFUSE to give away the plot of this movie. Suffice it to say, I love it SO much that when guests visit me from out of town, I introduce this movie to them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sherry Brantley
This movie is proof that a lot of simpletons are reviewing movies on amazon. The story is far-fetched and it reminds me of watching a bad soap opera.Published 4 months ago by billp
Watched this for the 1st time with my mom, and beings that I am probably the only person alive not a Cuba Gooding Jr fan, was quite surprised I really liked this movie. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kim
I loved this intriguing movie, it capture my attention and broaden my legal knowledge basePublished 4 months ago by Felicia Wilson
Can't believe how old this is. It's still one of my fave movies ever.Published 4 months ago by JJD_2007
This is a great movie and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys great mysteries. You must watch every second or you will miss some important clues.Published 5 months ago by Ajak
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