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Don't Say a Word (2001)

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When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Nathan R. Conrad
... Patrick Koster
... Elisabeth Burrows
... Jessie Conrad
... Dolen
... Detective Sandra Cassidy
... Russel Maddox
... Sydney Simon
... Max Dunlevy
... Jake
... Arnie
... Aggie Conrad
... Dr. Louis Sachs
... Leon Edward Croft
Alex Campbell ... Jonathan
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A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for violence, including some gruesome images, and language | See all certifications »

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28 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,090,474, 30 September 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,001,642

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$100,020,092
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Sean Bean actually spoke to Michael Douglas and Famke Janssen on the cell phones during filming. See more »

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During the New York Thanksgiving parade, a Toronto street car is clearly visible. There are no streetcars in New York. See more »

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[Detective Cassidy tries to get Dr. Sax to tell her about the scheme]
Detective Cassidy: Why don't you quit wasting my fucking time and tell me who's "we"?
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References Se7en (1995) See more »

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5 By Steve
Written and Performed by Steve Weisberg
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Formalaic standard thriller. Good but not surprising enough.
31 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This thriller certainly is a good enough one to watch and it also is a very professionally made one but it however offers very little new or refreshing enough material. It makes "Don't Say a Word" nothing more than a standard thriller, with some good actors in it.

The cast is really the saving grace of the movie. It still provides the movie with some good moments and characters and also give the movie an extra sense of professionalism involved. Sean Bean is a great as the main villain and delivers an absolute fine performance. Michael Douglas is also great as the leading man, mainly because he doesn't play him as an 'hero' but an ordinary everyday person instead. Douglas is always fine in these sort of roles. Some other excellent actors play some smaller parts in the movie. Actors such as; Brittany Murphy, Oliver Platt, Victor Argo and last but not least Famke Janssen. They all help to make the movie look better and more interesting than it in fact really is. Most of the characters are however pretty flat. Why does Famke Janssen even play the wife? It's a role basically every actress could had played. This movie just didn't seem like a very challenging or original project to get involved with. And I also have the feeling that the movie would had been better of without the Jennifer Esposito. Just think about it, was she really necessary for the movie and its story? Her character is not engaging enough, since it's not she we need to care about or cheer for but the Michael Douglas character instead, who is the main lead of the movie. Her character is distracting from the movie its main story.

The movie is certainly style-full and it does have its moments. But in the end it just really falls flat as a really good or original thriller. All of the moments in the movie are just too predictable and the movie doesn't offer any real surprises. Therefor this movie just isn't anymore than a well made but standard formulaic thriller.

It's a movie that does serve its purpose and the movie certainly is watchable as a simple standard thriller. Fans of the genre will probably still be the most entertained by it but even they have to conclude that this movie is far from being one of the best thrillers released in recent years. It's the sort of movie that is only quite good enough to watch it just maybe once. Don't expect too much of this and you might end up liking it good enough.

Nothing too remarkable, just a well made, simple thriller, with some great actors in it.

6/10

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