Overall Rank: 1482
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 86
Theatrical Release Date: 04/10/1992
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/24/2016
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Altman
Actors: Tim Robbins, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Vincent D'Onofrio, Greta Scacchi
Plot: A studio executive has been receiving threats through postcards. He tries to unravel the mystery of the disgruntled writer when his murder ensues. The girlfriend of the executive has no idea who is responsible. An investigation begins to uncover the killer.
Quick Movie Reviews
Indyfreak - wrote on 11/29/2018
Tim Robbins shines in this pitch black comedy about a studio exec being talked by a disgruntled writer.
Snoogans - wrote on 05/21/2012
Subversive razor edge satire about the shallow aspects of Hollywood. The film's point of interest never gets lost among the story or surplus amount of star cameos. The ending leaves a perfectly cynical and meta coda to the film that provided a great final laugh.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/18/2012
This is another of Robert Altman's more coherent films - a snarky and on-point satire of the film industry. For those who understand the industry, there are some great in-jokes, but, even for those who don't, the film works as a strong domestic thriller with some superb acting from an ensemble cast.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 03/26/2012
Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) is a studio executive who dates Editor Bonnie Sherow (Cynthia Stevenson) and receives threatening postcards. Mill suspects disgruntled writer is David Kahane (Vincent D’Onofrio) and talks to his girlfriend June Gudmundsdottir (Greta Scacchi). David and Griffin converse in a bar after coming from a theater where The Bicycle Thief was shown. A murder occurs because tempers fly. The murderer walks away with possible evidence. Griffin is envious of Larry Levy (Peter Gallagher), who feels his job is in jeopardy. Detectives Avery (Whoopi Goldberg) and DeLongpre (Lyle Lovett) investigate Mill.
Screenplay was refreshing and the lines were alright: June – “Life’s too short.” Griffin –“Keep it to yourself.” “I would like to start over.” Not that funny but …
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