Slow Burn (2005)

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A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.



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Barbara Alexander ...
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Tonight... Believe No One. See more »

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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doppia ipotesi per un delitto  »

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$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$778,123 (USA) (13 April 2007)


$1,181,197 (USA) (20 April 2007)

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Filmed in 2003. See more »


Luther Pinks: She stood there smelling like a tangerine, ripe and ready to be peeled.
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References The Invisible Man (1933) See more »


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Did She Or Didn't She? Who Cares!
24 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This wore out its welcome about 40 minutes into the movie and after the halfway point, about 10 minutes later, I totally didn't care if our girl here was innocent or guilty. The story just became plodding.

I am so glad it wasn't just me, that the first review I see here - Mermaidbronze - felt the same way I did. I'll put it in simple terms: this film was not as "smart" and "clever" as it thought it was. In fact, it was stupid because it committed the ultimate sin for making a movie - it bored the hell out of its audience, and an audience that includes some "smart people" who can figure things out. A convoluted movie is just that, and not fun to watch no matter what any viewer's IQ might be.

Movies that revolve around the big question "Did he/she kill the person or not" are either extremely interesting and involving or the opposite. I found it un-involving, and when you don't care about the characters, then you don't care who's innocent or guilty and the film loses all effectiveness.

This movie was filmed in 2003 but not released until this year - four years later! Maybe they knew it was a turkey.

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