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Lost Souls

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Lost Souls

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
97 minutes
performer:
Ben Chaplin, Winona Ryder, Philip Baker Hall, John Hurt, Sarah Wynter
director:
Janusz Kaminski
Producers:
Avery Pix, Castle Rock Productions, Prufrock Entertainment
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
Pierce Gardner, Betsy Stahl
genre:
Drama, Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

Lawrence is a small-town cop with the usual litany of literary small-town-cop problems: an unfriendly ex-wife, a disconnected kid, and a love of the bottle. When a 3-year-old girl is found dead, the victim of a hit-and-run, Lawrence becomes involved in both the investigation and a cover-up that, as must happen in literary small towns, tears the community apart. Michael Collins is a gifted writer?spare and elegant in his prose, unsentimental about his rough and damaged characters. When the story in Lost Souls remains focused on the protagonists, it stays on track; the mystery, however, never rises above the cliché that people, even in small towns, aren’t always what they seem.

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