Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  17 November 2009 (USA)
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A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.



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A small-time crime boss kills a drug dealer without realizing that the drug dealer works for the biggest crime boss in the country.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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17 November 2009 (USA)  »

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A un paso de la muerte  »

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What? A direct-to-DVD movie with Cuba Gooding Jr. that's actually GOOD?
27 November 2009 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

If you have kept an eye on Cuba Gooding Jr.'s career over the past few years, you probably know he's been churning out awful direct-to-DVD movies after being branded box office poison. Having seen several of these movies, I initially had no plans to see "Wrong Turn At Tahoe". I only decided to give it a whirl after reading a positive review of it at another web site.

I was surprised by what I watched - this is a pretty decent drama. First, the production values are very strong for what was reportedly just an $8 million budget. It looks slick, while at the same time having a moody look that's appropriate for the nastiness that happens. As for Gooding, he is for once believable in his role, successfully showing a hard edge for his character. However, it is Miguel Ferrer who steals the show as Gooding's boss - he really commands the screen when the center of attention is on him.

The dialogue is good, colorful yet not in a show-off manner. The characters are believable in their actions. And the movie travels at a relaxed pace (though not TOO relaxed). Some younger viewers might find it too slow, but I thought the movie kept interest despite its slow pace.

The movie is not perfect. The decision to show part of the end at the beginning somewhat spoils things. The hand-to-hand combat at the climax seems out of an action movie, not a serious drama. And the "twist" at the last minute is somewhat silly; I could not believe the revelation would have stayed hidden for so long. There are a couple of other flaws I could mention, but overall this is an engaging movie that could have played in theaters.

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