Genre Guesstimation – The Real McCoy (1993)

The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Drew of Drew’s Movie Reviews we will be reviewing our favorite Heist Movies.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of March by sending them to

Try to think out of the box!

Great choice Drew!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Heist Films…

real mccoyHow many of these creeps have you got in your life? ” – JT Barker

Number of Times Seen – 2 (Theater in ’93 and 8 Mar 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A former bank robber gets out of prison and tries to get her life back on track, but her past comes back to haunt her.

My Take on it – I saw this movie once over twenty years ago when it came out oin the theater and I must say I’m quite glad I didn’t remember how bad it was because then I probably wouldn’t have rewatched it now.

Even with a cast like Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer and Terrance Stamp, this movie goes nowhere very fast and stays there.

The plot itself is quite silly and the characters aren’t that much better.

Even a gifted and talented actor like Stamp does a really bad phony Southern accent and doesn’t help the situation.

Basinger and Kilmer have absolutely no chemistry together and even their joint story feel so stupid and silly.

Bottom Line – What a turkey! None of the characters were interesting, Even a great actor like Terrance Stamp just phones it in with his phony southern accent.  Plot is silly and Basinger and Kilmer have absolutely no chemistry together at all. Skip It!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Right before Gary Buckner is attacked by a tiger, the tiger roars. Tigers never roar when they attack. (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not even close, this was such a bad movie.

Rating – Razzie Worthy


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