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The Gingerbread Man

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Kenneth Branagh, Robert Downey Jr., ...

The Gingerbread Man

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Tom Berenger, Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Daryl Hannah, Famke Janssen
director:
Robert Altman
author:
76345
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

Robert Altman directed this thriller based on a John Grisham story, and it?s tricky and satisfying entertainment. Rick Magruder (Kenneth Branagh), a boozing, womanizing Savannah lawyer, becomes the lover and protector of Mallory Doss (Embeth Davidtz), a desperate waitress who claims she?s being stalked by her crazed-derelict father (Robert Duvall). Is Mallory innocent, or has she seduced Magruder on purpose? The real seduction is Altman?s. He lures us into thinking we?re watching a supple character study, but the movie is brimming with Grisham-esque twists.

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