Tightrope (1984)

tightrope“Wanna go hoist some oysters?” – Wes

Number of Times Seen – 1 (4 Aug 2016)

Brief Synopsis – A detective tries to catch a serial killer who has been murdering young women, the problem is that he seems to be targeting women that the detective knows which also makes him a suspect in the case.

My Take on it – I recently have been trying to watch a lot of Clint Eastwood’s movies and this is one I’ve heard a lot about over the years but never had a chance to actually see it.

Unfortunately, I didn’t find this film to be as thrilling as it could be and the mystery itself falls a bit flat.

They give us a very gritty look at the New Orleans crime and sex underworld and this is a darker plot than we usually find with Eastwood films.

The setting and setup of the plot make for good entertainment, but it moves too slowly and doesn’t keep things as suspenseful as it probably could.

I actually liked how Eastwood’s character was shown to be a devoted father by day but also walked the fine line when visiting the seedy underworld at night.

Bottom Line – Not as thrilling as I would have hoped for. Very gritty look at the seedy underworld of crime in New Orleans makes for good entertainment, but the story feels quite tedious all around.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Reportedly, Clint Eastwood did the majority of the directing after apparently Richard Tuggle was too slow behind the camera. Contractually, Tuggle still retained the director’s credit. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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