• Slow Burn (2007)

Slow Burn

Release Date: April 13th, 2007

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2007

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

As ambitious District Attorney Ford Cole (Ray Liotta) prepares for his mayoral bid, he faces conflicting stories surrounding a man's death. His assistant DA and sometime lover, Nora Timmer (Jolene Blalock), claims that the man tried to rape her. However, witness Luther Pinks (LL Cool J) tells a different tale. He says that, actually, she tried to seduce the victim to gather information about a mob chieftain.

Cast: Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, Jolene Blalock, Mekhi Phifer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McGill, Guy Torry, Taye Diggs

Director: Wayne Beach

Genres: Thriller , Mystery , Crime drama

Production Co: DEJ Productions, GreeneStreet Films Inc.

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Temptation , Police station , 2000s , Gripping , Investigation , Office , Deception , Dark , Transformation , Emotional , Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Lawrence ToppmanCharlotte Observer

    Beach blends all the performing styles smoothly: LL's blithe coolness, Blalock's sultry ambiguity, Liotta's slow-boiling intensity, Ejiofor's dapper amiability, Phifer's brooding intensity. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    No one and nothing can be taken at face value in Beach's twisty tale of secrets and lies, which buries its very interesting idea in a welter of ludicrous dialogue and skin-flick imagery. show more

  • 40
    Frank ScheckThe 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. show more

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