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Sliver (1993)

Director:
Phillip Noyce
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Erotic thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Sliver
RUNNING TIME
107 minutes
Producer:
Robert Evans
Screenwriter (based on the novel by Ira Levin):
Joe Eszterhas


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Carly Norris Sharon Stone
Zeke Hawkins William Baldwin
Jack Landsford Tom Berenger
Vida Warren Polly Walker
Judy Marks Colleen Camp
Samantha Moore Amanda Foreman
Alex Parsons Martin Landau

 

Review

Panned by critics at the time of its release for being a botch job due to several off-camera incidents, Sliver, now twenty years of age, may well be able to prove some of the harshest critics wrong. Because although the story is pulpy, the lead character is shallow, and the ending is clumsy, the theme of the film (voyeurism/bigbrotherism) is arguably even more relevant today in the Internet age than it was in the VHS age of 1993. Director Philip Noyce seems to be no less frightened by the technology he presents than he is fascinated by it, and he tries to balance it all out by designing his film as an old-fashioned hitchcockesque whodunnit, clearly inspired by both Rear Window and Vertigo. If you don't mind not getting under Sharon Stone's skin, but instead getting plenty of the surface of it, Sliver will deliver both on suspense and eroticism, as Stone, William Baldwin and Tom Berenger act out one of less conventional triangle dramas in this genre.

 

Copyright 23.05.2013 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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