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Silent Tongue

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Silent Tongue

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney
director:
Sam Shepard
author:
10087
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Western

We gave it a C

The lone lure of this supernatural Western is a truly possessed performance by River Phoenix in his last completed role. And while Richard Harris has been doing good work of late, his teaming with fellow Englishman Alan Bates seems to have inspired some recidivist scenery chewing. Auteur Sam Shepard tries mightily but is too inexperienced in the director’s chair to give Silent Tongue‘s tale of death, revenge, and madness the visual flair it cries out for. C

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