from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)
|The judges are a pair of antique dueling pistols
for which the characters in this film kill and are killed. If that
sounds too much like "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels", it
is just a coincidence. The movies have nothing else in common.
basically a one room, five character play, in which Matthew Lillard
plays a con man, a cruel shark who comes into the life of some small
time crooks who unknowingly possess an immense treasure worth million
of dollars. One by one, Lillard gets the ear of the small timers, in
each case planting seeds of doubt in the ears of his listener about
his erstwhile partners. Lillard schemes up new splits and new deals
with each of them against the others, all the while
planning to kill them all and take everything.
did a nude scene in which she dressed and undressed in her
closet. Although it was dark, most of her body was visible.
Her breasts were seen clearly, but the lower body exposure was
mostly a side view.
||The film features some off-beat
concepts and some bizarre characterizations by the leads,
including Vince d'Onofrio and a young girl who claims to be from Mars,
and who genuinely demonstrates supernatural powers on two separate
The only really interesting and
clever element of the film is that Lillard's descriptions of incidents
in his life are accompanied by visuals of what really happened,
generating some dramatic irony, and showing the audience
that he is lying, although the other characters do not know it.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 5.5
- straight to vid, but the
DVD is a widescreen version.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C. OK way to pass the time if you
can't sleep. (Tuna: D+. Dark, violent, not
a single believable character)
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