Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own ... See full summary »
Brian De Palma
Keith Gordon is a creative young man who films the oddball doings of his family and peers. "The Maestro" appears frequently to give him pointers on his techniques. It's almost a film about ... See full summary »
Ricky Santoro is a flamboyant and corrupt Atlantic City cop with a dream: become so well connected that he can become mayor. In lieu of that, he'll settle for keeping his comfortable lifestyle. On the night of the heavyweight boxing championship, Rick becomes mixed up in the assassination of the Secretary of Defense, an assassination involving his best friend. Becoming the investigating officer in the case, Rick soon uncovers a conspiracy to kill the Secretary and a mysterious woman in white. The conspiracy was shocking, but not half as shocking as the identity of its mastermind. Written by
The Mystery Guest
The end credits scroll over a construction site scene (presumably the new casino), closing in tighter and tighter until the final shot is of a bright red jewel embedded in a concrete pillar that the workmen are installing. Most of the time the jewel is hidden under the hand of one of the workers. The ring was worn by the red-haired woman/Navy agent who was part of Commander Kevin Dunn's scheme. See more »
I admit it, I was warned. I had read the reviews for Snake Eyes and nobody I knew who saw it had much good to say about it. Yet I still rented it.
This movie was like a drink that tastes good when it first hits your mouth but quickly becomes bitter and leaves a nasty aftertaste. This was not an action movie, it tried to be a suspense-like thriller but it failed.
The first 15 minutes, you are drawn in by the uncut shot and the frenetic pace as everything is set up. Almost as soon as it is over, though, the plot falls apart. Almost everything is revealed and all of the schemes that are set up in the first scene are thrown out the window. Soon you are not wondering who the murderer is, but rather, are they going to even try and make me figure anything out on my own. Finally, the ending puts the whole stinking mess out of its misery but not without tormenting us with some more inane, headscratching, unnecessary moments. Don't bother with this movie because it is not even worth a rental just to see a lot of "unique" camera angles that are only redundant, at best.
P.S. Is anyone else tired of seeing the politician/military guy play the "I am doing this for the good of the people and you wouldn't stop me if you were a true patriot/friend" role. It is pretty stupid and insulting, especially when they are always in it for the power/money. Don't worry, I didn't just spoil the ending, you learn that in the first half of the movie.
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