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Double Negative (1980)

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Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer according to Leonard Maltins movies on tv

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Major Disappointment
28 November 2000 | by (Toronto,Ontario) – See all my reviews

With a cast like this, I expected great things but Double Negative is a disappointment at best and a lousy thriller at worst. The film simply does not make sense even after seeing it twice. It's about a writer (Michael Sarrazin) trying to figure out the facts behind the death of his wife. Susan Clark plays his lover and Anthiony Perkins plays a mysterious man who connects the two of them. Actually, Perkins is probably the most interesting part of the film, which is not a difficult task. Some SCTV faces pop up for about a split second and the finale fails to clear up several questions. Double Negative has some great shots of Toronto in winter.


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