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Slow Burn

(2007)

Rated R for sexuality, violence and language.

R In Theaters 04/13/2007 , 93min.
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34%
Critic score based on 14 reviews

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July 28, 2011
llouisevidic
Slow Burn is the story of a D.A. played by Ray Liotta who wants to run for mayor of a large city. He has tried for years to catch a black crime lord, Danny Luden. A rape victim who murdered her assailant is brought in. He is astonished to see she is Nora Timmer, a prosecutor in his own office. She is a very sexy woman who is half black, half white, but could pass for Greek or Italian. She is

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Los Angeles Times
Beach's storytelling tactics, much like the film as a whole, would simply be annoying if they weren't also borderline insulting. Full Review
Eddie Cockrell
Variety
What begins as a moderately interesting set of interconnected mysteries involving race and identity soon grows eye-rollingly laborious, not to mention increasingly derivative of Christopher McQuarrie's "Usual Suspects" script. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
The sort of cheesy thriller that would prove mildly diverting on late-night cable, Slow Burn at least features a terrific cast to enliven its familiar elements. Full Review
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
Beach's storytelling tactics, much like the film as a whole, would simply be annoying if they weren't also borderline insulting. Full Review
Michelle Kung
Boston Globe
A veritable rip-off of 1995's "The Usual Suspects," Beach's crime caper not-so-subtly apes Bryan Singer's use of multiple red herrings and flashback-heavy interrogation scenes, but lacks the stylistic flair and sophisticated narrative skills to pull off a similar feat of cinematic intrigue. Full Review

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