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The Lesser Evil

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The Lesser Evil

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Colm Feore, Tony Goldwyn, Arliss Howard, David Paymer
director:
David Mackay
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a D+

Characterized by static direction, brooding performances, and a ”serious” theme, this noir is drearily somber on every level. Four high school friends reunite when one falls under investigation for a 22-year-old murder. The scheming and screaming that follows is supposed to be ethically heavy; it’s really fluff recycled from hundreds of pop morality plays. ”Reel Goodies (0:51”) In a heated standoff, Paymer fires a bullet through a TV screen — an exact parallel to the frustrated viewer’s fantasies. ”The Last Detail Busy” character actor Paymer may redeem himself this fall with turns in ”Mumford and The Hurricane.”

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