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A Slight Case of Murder

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A Slight Case of Murder

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy
director:
Steven Schachter
author:
William H. Macy, Steven Schachter
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

While it would be easy to make the obvious pun here (”just a slight case of a comedic thriller”), this 1999 TNT original movie deserves more respect, for it’s actually a playfully tense noir pastiche. William H. Macy plays Terry Thorpe, a cable film reviewer who accidentally murders one of his girlfriends and uses his knowledge of thrillers to try to cover it up. Macy’s Thorpe is the best thing in A Slight Case of Murder, displaying a pleasant sort of amorality that one could easily sink into after years of watching movies for a living. EXTRAS None.

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