Slow Burn (2007)

 (144)5.71 h 32 min2007R
HD. Ray Liotta is a big-city district attorney who suddenly finds his career on the line after his ADA lands in hot water.
Wayne Beach
Ray LiottaLL Cool JMekhi Phifer
English [CC]
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Chiwetel EjioforTaye DiggsJolene Blalock
Lions Gate Films Inc.
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Grey BuyerReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2011
5.0 out of 5 starsDon't blink or you'll miss something in this celluloid dime store crime thriller
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"Slow Burn" is as easy on the brain as an escapist dime store crime novel; the kind you read on vacation while laying on a beach in the tropics sipping a sweet rum drink you wouldn't be caught dead holding in your favorite bar. Filled with twists, turns, good guys, bad guys, and one mastermind in charge of it all, it keeps your attention from beginning to end as it fillets one red herring after another. None of the actors had to stretch to play their roles as each presented a noir monotone character that leaves you believing each knows more than they're telling. The music score is perfect for this film. The sex is cheap and easy, the kind you know too well is going to lead to trouble but can't resist. At no time do you know exactly who is pulling the strings so you keep watching.

"Slow Burn" isn't a great film, but it's a great example of exactly what it was intended to be; a dime store crime novel revealed at 24 frames per second. The first time I saw it I thought it was a one-watch movie, but it grows on you. Don't be surprised if it ends up one your widescreen time and time again when you're in the mood for something dark and gritty. It delivers on both levels.

The DVD images are almost Blu-ray sharp, presented in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio to fill a widecreen HDTV. The Dolby 5.1 sound is exceptional. The price of a perfectly good used copy is pennies plus shipping, exactly what you need to pay to fully enjoy the movie.
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NunayurbusinessReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsKeeps your mind hopping from beginning to end.
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Great suspense, action and intrigue. With all the twists it's a pretzel of a movie.

There needs to be a sequel where Liotta hunts her in rhe Caymans and leaves her high and dry.
Not sure why they always have to throw in nudity...
Not sure why "Nudity" isn't listed in the R rating description...
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Kerry MathewsReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsnot too good
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Was expecting a good movie with Ray Liota , but it just did not work for me. Just an okay film but kind of strange.
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SteveReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars5/4 Stars - Definitely worth the watch
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A peculiar layering of storytelling that is reminiscent of classics. A tempo and dialogue that will have you attentive all the way thru.

Check it out.
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Joe SCReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starslove Jolene blalock
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loved the drama and loved Jolene Blalock, just which there were more films of her to buy
MrMustangManReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2020
3.0 out of 5 starsjust ok.....
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could have been worse, could have been better........
TahmuzReviewed in the United States on December 20, 2017
5.0 out of 5 starsFive Stars
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Good movie.
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Ashe B. ExumReviewed in the United States on December 24, 2009
3.0 out of 5 starsJolene Blalock, Jolene Blalock & Jolene Blalock
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Okay, I confess. The only reason I purchased this DVD was Jolene Blalock. As a big fan of her T'Pol character on "Star Trek: Enterprise", I was curious to see her in another role. In "Slow Burn" she has a variety of "looks" and is clearly the hottest thing happening in "Slow Burn". Anyway, the movie is just okay, although entertaining, and will keep you wondering who's who until the end. As long as you don't overanalyze the plot line and are just looking for an hour and a half of escapism, you'll be satisfied.
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