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A Simple Plan (1998)

Director:
Sam Raimi
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Crime/Comedy
NORWEGIAN TITLE
En enkel plan
RUNNING TIME
121 minutes
Producer:
James Jacks
Adam Schroeder
Screenwriter:
Scott B. Smith


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Hank Mitchell Bill Paxton
Jacob Mitchell Billy Bob Thornton
Sarah Mitchell Bridget Fonda
Lou Chambers Brent Briscoe
Neil Baxter Gary Cole

 

Review

This classically built-up 90s thriller is just short of believeable, just short of ingenious with it's black humour, overblown characters and heavy plotting. When the drama and interplay between Bill Paxton and Billy Bob Thornton really gets going, however, it draws you in like the best of its kind and the potential shines through. If only director Sam Raimi could have kept the tone a little less over-the-top, the effect could have been scintillating.

Copyright 22.05.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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