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There are just too many movies made to see them all, and plot is the factor I most often use in triage. This picture does present an interesting premise. Actually, the technicals are o.k. Dialog is weak at some junctures and the acting in some major roles is spotty. I want to single out for particular abuse the lead actress. She's drop-dead gorgeous, knows it, and speaks in that dreadful Valley Girl patois that dictates guttural emission of the final words of every sentence. That and an intonation absolutely suffused with feline smugness. There is a minor character upon whom the lead actor has a crush early in the film, even more spectacularly beautiful, and a better actress. Don't know why they didn't cast her in the female lead. I don't think I heard a word of profanity in the picture...makes you wonder how all these grownups can be so squeaky clean...is it a Church pic? No, they didn't sell the one-way-to-heaven product. Karma Police gets better in the last act and delivers an o.k., if predictable finish.
I think this is my first review on IMDb, and it's not something I
generally do anywhere; but thought this film deserved a quick blurb. I
saw this listed online with an interesting synopsis, so I gave it a
try. Another reviewer thought the acting was a little spotty, and that
may be the case for some of the players; but it did not ruin the fun
for me. I thoroughly liked the main character (hmmm, maybe I relate?)
and the tone of movie as a whole. I'm trying not to give away any
spoilers, so I'll just leave it at that. My reasons for 8 stars, rather
than 10, are due to some of the acting in some cases, and for a few
little technical things.
P.S. Really liked the music!
Bottom line: Well worth a watch. ;7}
Now you kids may not remember this, but back in the 90's there used to
be dozens of these type of movies. Some tool living his life and then
some stranger would come into his life, play him for his desires,
money, drugs, wanting to sleep with his neighbors wife. Everythings
going good, then too late he finds himself in a trap, that he can't get
out of. And he realizes it's all been a rouse for a bigger plot.
Well the same here, except they pray on this guys desire for being a nice guy and wanting to punish those who aren't nice.
First off the cast was great, the lead character Chamble FERGUSON, watching his lithe little self wonder around I wanted to kick him in the ass or play keep away with his car keys. It's no wonder his brother in-law, the KEN-doll, pretty boy, probably quarter-back captain of his football team, can't stand to be in the same room with him. So when some secret organization offers him revenge on his brother-in-law he jumps. Too late he realizes he wasn't picked because he's a nice guy, or that he's polite because he's a good person, he's just a wimp, someone who won't make a fuss and take it on his knees.
It's a good story and all but the best reason to see this movie is Nicole Leigh VERDIN, she's a drop dead beauty and why she doesn't have her picture on IDMB is a crime against nature.
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