Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Desperate Hours

I'm not sure what went wrong with this Michael Cimino thriller. The man is a great director but while he has given us such classics as THE DEERHUNTER and YEAR OF THE DRAGON he always gave us THE SICILIAN and this serious botched up clunker. Fine performances here from Mickey "hey, do I get to live at the end of this film" Rourke and Anthony Hopkins but for some reason the effect is never realised. Even with support from the likes of David Morse, Elias Koteas, Kelly Lynch, Mimi Rogers and Shawnee Smith this film never manages to achieve lift off. Certainly required viewing for fans of Rourke and Hopkins and entertaining enough as a straight forward thriller but nothing special to write home about.


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