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Mulholland Falls (1996)

Director:
Lee Tamahori

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Crime
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Bevisets makt

RUNNING TIME
103 minutes

Producer:
Richard D. Zanuck
Lili Fini Zanuck
Screenwriter:
Pete Dexter


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Hoover Nick Nolte
Katherine Melanie Griffith
Coolidge Chazz Palminteri
Eddie Hall Michael Madsen -
Relyea Chris Penn -
Fitzgerald Treat Williams -
Allison Pond Jennifer Connelly -
McCafferty Daniel Baldwin -
Jimmy Fields Andrew McCarthy
Timms John Malkovich
Captain Kyle Chandler
Hoodlum Rob Lowe -
Earl Ed Lauter -

 

Handling/Kritikk

This neo-noir directed by Lee Tamahori (Once Were Warriors) is built like an old-fashioned gangster movie and wants to be a stylish, sophisticated and intriguing time-travel to 1950s Los Angeles. And stylistically it largely succeeds thanks to fine cinematography by Haskell Wexler and a fine ensemble of good-looking actors, with Andrew McCarthy's performance one of the positive surprises, whereas Melanie Griffith seems out of depth as Katherine. Unfortunately for Tamahori, the script is not good enough to deliver what the film's lush style promises. It's unengaging, uninventive and uninspired.

Copyright 16.7.1997 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 16.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)