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Five Corners (1987)

Director:
Tony Bill
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Five Corners Storbyens ansikt

RUNNING TIME
90 minutes

Producer:
Forrest Murray
Screenwriter:
John Patrick Shanley


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Linda Jodie Foster
Harry Tim Robbins
Jamie Todd Graff
Heinz John Turturro

 

Review

This obscure 1988 film has unpolished performances from its three young and talented leads and a semi-interesting story by playwright John Patrick Shanley, who tries to weave civil rights engagement and social issues in with a fairly straight-forward crime story in what was arguably a rather personal script for him. It could have worked were it helmed by a more skilled director. Because Tony Bill is never able to find the right tone for the film. His scenes flutter about and lack the framework necessary to ground the picture's occassional frivolousness and banalities.

Copyright 25.07.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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