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Don't Say a Word

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Brittany Murphy, Michael Douglas, ...
Don't Say a Word: Ava Gerlitz

Don't Say a Word

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
110 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/28/01
performer:
Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy, Jennifer Esposito, Famke Janssen, Oliver Platt
director:
Gary Fleder
Producers:
Kopelson Entertainment, New Regency Pictures
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
Patrick Smith Kelly, Tony Peckham
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C

Michael Douglas is a shrink who must wrest a number from the head of an addled patient (Brittany Murphy) or kidnappers will off his kid. Plausible? Nope, but it is sorta fun to watch Douglas unravel. The thriller’s numerous other threads — a fellow shrink with his own agenda, a lady cop with suspicions, the doc’s broken-legged wife — come up short, keeping the action far from taut in Don’t Say a Word.