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Killer Instinct (1991)

An up and coming lawyer gets turned over for a case he'd been working on for a long while. The D.A.'s niece then decides to help the young lawyer by first blackmailing, then eventually ... See full summary »

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An up and coming lawyer gets turned over for a case he'd been working on for a long while. The D.A.'s niece then decides to help the young lawyer by first blackmailing, then eventually plotting the murder of the D.A., all the while seducing the young attorney. It then becomes the attorney job to cover up the murder he believes he committed, while finding out the truth about the D.A.'s "niece". Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence and gore, strong sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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Great-Looking No-Name Crime Flick
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has a very hard edge to it that I found got a little tiresome after awhile. It's a story about 1920s gangster "Dutch" Schultz and his cronies. It features no- name actors who aren't bad but are a notch above top quality in their profession.

The actors may not be top-grade and well-known, but the cinematography is Grade A all he way. It's beautifully filmed and very stylish in parts. I saw this on tape but would prefer to see it on a widescreen DVD version but that hasn't been issued yet as of July, 2006. The visuals are among the best I've seen for a crime film - at least up to the mid '90s, and the main reason I still gave it '7' stars. I see another reviewer has revealed why this is so-well filmed: the photographer is Janusz Kaminsky, one of Steven Spielberg's men.

The bad part of this movie is too much yelling back-and-forth between low-life characters. This may be a treat for the eyes, but not the ears.


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