Slow Burn (2005)HD Closed Captioning
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A sexy, stylish thriller stars Ray Liotta as Ford Cole, a big-city district attorney with his eye on the mayor's office and a big problem on his hands. One of his deputies, the beautiful assistant district attorney, Nora Timmer, has just confessed to killing a man in what she claims was self-defense. A bad situation gets worse when an enigmatic stranger named Luther Pinks turns up at the police station to contradict Nora's story and paint a very different picture of Ford's talented colleague. With his career and perhaps his life on the line, Ford has a mere handful of hours to sort the truth from the lies in a saga involving Nora, a record store clerk, and a powerful gang lord.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 33
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 29
- Average Rating: 3.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Slow Burn is a wooden police thriller that is as dull as it is impenetrable and ultimately beyond ludicrous.
Rotten: A strange, sprained, but sprightly fusion of The Usual Suspects and the Tragic Mulatto, Slow Burn wants badly to turn its standard neo-noir into a nuanced racial chiaroscuro.
Rotten: Has direct-to-video etched all over it.
Rotten: Beach's storytelling tactics, much like the film as a whole, would simply be annoying if they weren't also borderline insulting.
This movie has quite an interesting plot thats constantly keeps you guessing. The main cast, Ray Liotta, LL Cool J, & Jolene Blalock all fit thier characters pretty well. The twists capsizing everything over the last twenty minutes turn the conclusion into a big mess but heat is not lacking at all. Slow Burn deals with corruption and a little gang-related mystery, all the while providing that sense of empathy for Liotta's character that seems all too absent in modern films today. To appreciate this movie you really must sit down & pay attention.